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Asylum applications and refugees from North Macedonia

3,075 people from North Macedonia fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.149% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Germany, France and Belgium. Overall, 99 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Italy and Belgium.

In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum inNorth Macedonia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from North Macedonia 2000 to 2021

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below are the number of recognized refugees (green) and rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from North Macedonia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany2,33201,2560.0 %
France32152631.9 %
Belgium1455855.6 %
Italy7751623.8 %
Switzerland680240.0 %
Austria590120.0 %
Sweden270220.0 %
United States210140.0 %
Netherlands15050.0 %
Iceland5050.0 %
Spain5050.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina0050.0 %
Canada0050.0 %
Denmark0050.0 %
Totals3,075151,7220.9 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany3,55202520.0 %
France15753412.8 %
Belgium3500
Italy000
Switzerland000
Austria000
Sweden220290.0 %
United States800
Netherlands000
Iceland5050.0 %
Spain000
Bosnia and Herzegovina000
Canada500
Denmark5050.0 %
Totals3,78953251.5 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in North Macedonia

North Macedonia is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. In the year 2021, there have been 72 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Syria22050.0 %
Pakistan1600
Turkey90110.0 %
Afghanistan500
Algeria500
Gambia500
Iran500
Somalia500
Serbia0050.0 %
Totals720210.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Syria000
Pakistan000
Turkey000
Afghanistan000
Algeria000
Gambia000
Iran000
Somalia000
Serbia000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 130,730 migrants lived in North Macedonia. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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