Asylum applications and refugees in Norway

2,425 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Norway - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Turkey, Syria and from Eritrea. A total of 1,754 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 72% answered positively. 28 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Eritrea.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Norway 2000 to 2018

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 2018. 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
Turkey 76071889.9 % 320270.0 %
Syria 4115670100.0 % 9564412.0 %
Eritrea 2194382295.2 % 2114116220.2 %
Iran 110386536.9 % 254302999.1 %
Iraq 93203437.0 % 266123173.6 %
Afghanistan 87257325.5 % 369346085.3 %
stateless 77531874.6 % 570760.0 %
Albania 650320.0 % 340280.0 %
Russia 4861037.5 % 750460.0 %
Somalia 43163630.8 % 9801100.0 %
Ethiopia 39216025.9 % 18952502.0 %
Pakistan 390100.0 % 420400.0 %
Sudan 398657.1 % 220180.0 %
Ukraine 370280.0 % 350180.0 %
Georgia 280200.0 % 110130.0 %
Angola 2700 210180.0 %
Serbia 230130.0 % 180170.0 %
Venezuela 2200 600
Morocco 1900 210250.0 %
Nigeria 170150.0 % 260360.0 %
China 1500 130150.0 %
Guinea 1500 9070.0 %
Nicaragua 1300 000
Algeria 1200 7070.0 %
Egypt 12060.0 % 10080.0 %
Uzbekistan 1200 160100.0 %
Cameroon 10070.0 % 500
Kazakhstan 900 500
Libya 900 120100.0 %
Macedonia 9090.0 % 000
Yemen 900 6070.0 %
Zimbabwe 900 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 800 160130.0 %
Colombia 800 000
India 800 700
Romania 8060.0 % 5060.0 %
Tunisia 700 7070.0 %
Bangladesh 600 210150.0 %
Lebanon 600 60100.0 %
Saudi Arabia 600 6050.0 %
United States 6060.0 % 000
Azerbaijan 500 8090.0 %
Kenya 500 000
Sri Lanka 500 100140.0 %
Burma 500 600
Uganda 500 000
Gambia 000 0050.0 %
Jordan 000 0060.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 000 6070.0 %
Liberia 000 500
Moldova 000 5050.0 %
Mongolia 000 10070.0 %
Philippines 0070.0 % 600
Rwanda 000 600
Totals 2,4251,26349172.0 % 2,0951282,3255.2 %



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.