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Asylum applications and refugees in Norway

1,568 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Norway — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Afghanistan and from Eritrea. A total of 1,076 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 83% of them were answered positively. 17 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Turkey and from the Congo.
In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Norway and made their asylum application to other countries.
Refugee countries by origin and destination
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Incoming asylum applications in Norway 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 from foreign refugees in Norway

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

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Syria581553599.1 %
Afghanistan256321765.3 %
Eritrea181156596.9 %
China9900
Turkey98800100.0 %
Colombia430120.0 %
Ethiopia330140.0 %
Iraq3251131.3 %
stateless3126583.9 %
Iran30102132.3 %
Venezuela29050.0 %
Somalia1513572.2 %
Albania140130.0 %
Yemen1100
Belarus800
Russia800
Pakistan70120.0 %
Sudan750100.0 %
Algeria500
Cameroon5050.0 %
Georgia5050.0 %
Ghana5050.0 %
Hungary5050.0 %
Libya500
Lebanon500
Moldova5050.0 %
Montenegro5050.0 %
Morocco500
Nigeria50110.0 %
Poland5050.0 %
El Salvador500
Serbia500
South Sudan500
Tajikistan500
Ukraine5050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)0100100.0 %
Cuba0050.0 %
Kenya000
Sri Lanka000
Vietnam000
Uganda000
Uzbekistan050100.0 %
Totals1,56889518183.2 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Syria5815575.0 %
Afghanistan71104916.9 %
Eritrea635578.1 %
China550100.0 %
Turkey18101343.5 %
Colombia130160.0 %
Ethiopia600660.0 %
Iraq1075597.8 %
stateless380200.0 %
Iran152299723.0 %
Venezuela110120.0 %
Somalia460370.0 %
Albania150210.0 %
Yemen000
Belarus500
Russia310190.0 %
Pakistan180140.0 %
Sudan90130.0 %
Algeria5050.0 %
Cameroon500
Georgia000
Ghana000
Hungary500
Libya000
Lebanon500
Moldova500
Montenegro000
Morocco7050.0 %
Nigeria2000
Poland5050.0 %
El Salvador500
Serbia50100.0 %
South Sudan000
Tajikistan000
Ukraine120110.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)5050.0 %
Cuba0050.0 %
Kenya5050.0 %
Sri Lanka7050.0 %
Vietnam5050.0 %
Uganda5050.0 %
Uzbekistan6050.0 %
Totals8327956912.2 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Norway

Norway is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 5 asylum applications received from citizens from Norway in other countries.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany500
Totals500

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany000
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 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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