Refugees in Norway

3,291 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2017 in Norway - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Serbia, Eritrea and from Turkey. A total of 6,133 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 61\% answered positively. 39 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from China and from Yemen.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Norway and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Norway 2000 to 2017

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





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Norway

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont 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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Serbia 1,0321,8184897.4 % 27242252.2 %
Eritrea 8407461997.5 % 231222518.1 %
Turkey 1651192085.6 % 330270.0 %
Iraq 13233838147.0 % 646247583.1 %
stateless 1292184582.9 % 12001100.0 %
Afghanistan 1271341,2609.6 % 1,718662,0813.1 %
Albania 860630.0 % 5064312.2 %
Iran 8619414856.7 % 397263337.2 %
Ethiopia 85596946.1 % 29783792.1 %
Morocco 440270.0 % 360490.0 %
Somalia 43454649.5 % 17403270.0 %
Russia 420270.0 % 777808.0 %
Sudan 38131252.0 % 310490.0 %
Georgia 360310.0 % 180130.0 %
Nigeria 35080.0 % 530590.0 %
Ukraine 310210.0 % 250260.0 %
China 23150100.0 % 170170.0 %
Slovakia 190190.0 % 100100.0 %
Pakistan 180150.0 % 400610.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 16070.0 % 120140.0 %
Algeria 15060.0 % 170170.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina 14070.0 % 7070.0 %
Colombia 130160.0 % 12070.0 %
Mongolia 120120.0 % 900
South Sudan 1190100.0 % 000
Venezuela 110120.0 % 11090.0 %
Yemen 11120100.0 % 9060.0 %
Sri Lanka 10080.0 % 180180.0 %
El Salvador 10080.0 % 90120.0 %
Angola 900 110120.0 %
Armenia 9090.0 % 800
Guinea 900 60130.0 %
Uganda 900 0080.0 %
Uzbekistan 900 230230.0 %
Belarus 800 6060.0 %
Jordan 8060.0 % 8070.0 %
United States 8070.0 % 500
Australia 7070.0 % 000
Egypt 7060.0 % 160200.0 %
Gambia 700 50100.0 %
South Korea 7070.0 % 7080.0 %
Philippines 700 6070.0 %
Lebanon 6070.0 % 220250.0 %
Romania 6050.0 % 000
Tunisia 6050.0 % 9060.0 %
Cameroon 500 000
India 5070.0 % 000
Kazakhstan 5050.0 % 8070.0 %
Burma 500 600
Mozambique 500 000
Rwanda 500 5070.0 %
Senegal 500 0050.0 %
Azerbaijan 000 16080.0 %
Burundi 000 7080.0 %
Bangladesh 000 290300.0 %
Ivory Coast 000 200170.0 %
Djibouti 000 0070.0 %
Ghana 000 7070.0 %
Kenya 000 0070.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 000 0070.0 %
Liberia 000 6070.0 %
Libya 070100.0 % 90190.0 %
Moldova 000 500
Mexico 000 5050.0 %
Sierra Leone 000 0070.0 %
Syria 000 940960.0 %
unknown 000 0070.0 %
Totals 3,2913,7272,40660.8 % 4,4531835,1813.4 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Norway

Norway is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2017 there have been 11 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Norway in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Belgium.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Australia 600 000
Belgium 5050.0 % 000
Totals 11050.0 % 000



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 741,813 migrants lived in Norway. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.