Refugees in Norway

3,080 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Norway - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Eritrea, Syria and from Afghanistan. A total of 17,149 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 67% answered positively. 33 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 Country] 2000 to 2016

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 2016. 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
Eritrea 5381,5582598.4 % 4286233515.6 %
Syria 5087,3931199.9 % 532123213.6 %
Afghanistan 3505522,77516.6 % 3,307232,2681.0 %
Iraq 1991871,06015.0 % 1,145136951.8 %
stateless 15652818474.2 % 2473618916.0 %
Ethiopia 14921727843.8 % 46552492.0 %
Somalia 1346122321.5 % 45002510.0 %
Albania 12701030.0 % 970920.0 %
Iran 11349026964.6 % 490183604.8 %
Morocco 850300.0 % 630490.0 %
Turkey 8151821.7 % 490330.0 %
Russia 590350.0 % 1070600.0 %
Serbia 520430.0 % 520590.0 %
Nigeria 470250.0 % 960670.0 %
Sudan 413476783.8 % 10501070.0 %
Algeria 400130.0 % 430420.0 %
Pakistan 33129111.7 % 12801030.0 %
Macedonia 270160.0 % 100100.0 %
Libya 25060.0 % 320100.0 %
China 23240100.0 % 220170.0 %
Ukraine 230140.0 % 330280.0 %
Azerbaijan 1750100.0 % 300260.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1750100.0 % 140120.0 %
Lebanon 17106912.7 % 720570.0 %
Gambia 150250.0 % 330270.0 %
Egypt 132712717.5 % 11701030.0 %
Uzbekistan 1312860.0 % 50264835.1 %
India 120120.0 % 250180.0 %
Bangladesh 100260.0 % 500400.0 %
Saudi Arabia 1000 000
Yemen 1060100.0 % 1900
Georgia 9060.0 % 000
Ghana 900 150110.0 %
Guinea 90120.0 % 210120.0 %
Jordan 9080.0 % 220260.0 %
Colombia 8070.0 % 700
Mongolia 8090.0 % 000
Romania 8090.0 % 000
Tunisia 8050.0 % 130150.0 %
Venezuela 800 0070.0 %
Angola 700 000
Burundi 750100.0 % 150100.0 %
Tajikistan 70140.0 % 150150.0 %
Uganda 75645.5 % 110120.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6060.0 % 6080.0 %
Sri Lanka 60120.0 % 230290.0 %
Belarus 500 6050.0 %
United Kingdom 5050.0 % 000
Senegal 50180.0 % 150120.0 %
Zimbabwe 500 000
Armenia 000 70140.0 %
Ivory Coast 000 17090.0 %
Cameroon 0080.0 % 7070.0 %
Kazakhstan 000 110120.0 %
Kenya 0050.0 % 700
Kyrgyzstan 000 160120.0 %
Moldova 0060.0 % 000
Mali 000 6050.0 %
Burma 000 0070.0 %
Nepal 0060.0 % 9090.0 %
Rwanda 000 500
Sierra Leone 000 8050.0 %
El Salvador 000 600
South Sudan 000 900
Vietnam 0050.0 % 5060.0 %
unknown 000 110100.0 %
Zambia 000 500
Totals 3,08011,4495,70066.8 % 8,6091955,9343.2 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Norway

Norway is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 8 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Norway in other countries.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Canada 800 000
Sweden 000 600
Totals 800 600



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.