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Asylum applications and refugees in Norway

1,304 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Norway - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Eritrea and from Turkey. A total of 1,351 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 73% answered positively. 27 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from China.

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 2020

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 2020. 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Syria5364010100.0 %
Eritrea1491171092.1 %
Turkey832882891.1 %
stateless68422265.6 %
Afghanistan54123326.7 %
Iran43213636.8 %
Iraq35121446.2 %
Russia26101540.0 %
Colombia23162143.2 %
Ethiopia2151623.8 %
Pakistan175550.0 %
Somalia17101245.5 %
Venezuela16151255.6 %
China14110100.0 %
Serbia140120.0 %
Albania130190.0 %
Morocco13050.0 %
Nigeria1150100.0 %
Georgia100130.0 %
Sudan1051327.8 %
Ukraine90160.0 %
Yemen850100.0 %
Angola700
Sri Lanka7050.0 %
United Kingdom7050.0 %
Libya700
Algeria600
Cameroon500
Congo (Dem. Republic)500
Gambia500
Guinea500
Mexico5050.0 %
Burma5050.0 %
Vietnam500
Uzbekistan500
Belarus500
Czechia5050.0 %
Ivory Coast500
India500
Poland5050.0 %
El Salvador500
Senegal500
Tanzania550100.0 %
Egypt0050.0 %
Azerbaijan050100.0 %
Ghana000
Kyrgyzstan000
Malaysia000
Nicaragua00140.0 %
Peru0050.0 %
Uganda0050.0 %
Totals1,30499036173.3 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Syria3612570.6 %
Eritrea95153331.3 %
Turkey2852317.9 %
stateless770830.0 %
Afghanistan815617.6 %
Iran1661914011.9 %
Iraq103158714.7 %
Russia560590.0 %
Colombia210270.0 %
Ethiopia1000640.0 %
Pakistan300180.0 %
Somalia4353612.2 %
Venezuela120140.0 %
China13050.0 %
Serbia140150.0 %
Albania230230.0 %
Morocco10050.0 %
Nigeria6050.0 %
Georgia130160.0 %
Sudan14050.0 %
Ukraine170240.0 %
Yemen000
Angola14050.0 %
Sri Lanka100100.0 %
United Kingdom500
Libya500
Algeria500
Cameroon1050100.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)5050.0 %
Gambia5050.0 %
Guinea500
Mexico5050.0 %
Burma6050.0 %
Vietnam6050.0 %
Uzbekistan6050.0 %
Belarus000
Czechia000
Ivory Coast500
India000
Poland0050.0 %
El Salvador000
Senegal000
Tanzania000
Egypt500
Azerbaijan5050.0 %
Ghana8050.0 %
Kyrgyzstan6050.0 %
Malaysia5050.0 %
Nicaragua140150.0 %
Peru120140.0 %
Uganda000
Totals1,105818478.7 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Norway

Norway is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 14 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Norway in other countries.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany900
Canada500
Italy0050.0 %
Totals14050.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Germany000
Canada000
Italy000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1960 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.
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