Asylum applications and refugees in Poland

2,583 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Poland - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Russia, Ukraine and from Turkey. A total of 1,835 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 7% answered positively. 93 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 Poland and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Poland 2000 to 2019

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 Poland

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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
Russia 1,708109611.0 % 89804730.0 %
Ukraine 18953571.4 % 25151423.4 %
Turkey 11749590.7 % 5050.0 %
Tajikistan 80106114.1 % 740270.0 %
Afghanistan 5750100.0 % 10050.0 %
Georgia 500390.0 % 370190.0 %
Iran 35192048.7 % 150120.0 %
Armenia 310280.0 % 320190.0 %
Belarus 2853113.9 % 290100.0 %
Cuba 28050.0 % 500
Iraq 27141450.0 % 110100.0 %
Vietnam 260230.0 % 190160.0 %
Syria 2550100.0 % 000
Lebanon 2300 0050.0 %
Azerbaijan 170190.0 % 130120.0 %
Egypt 165550.0 % 10050.0 %
Pakistan 160150.0 % 190170.0 %
India 150100.0 % 11050.0 %
Kazakhstan 130290.0 % 29050.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 110340.0 % 34050.0 %
China 1150100.0 % 500
Bangladesh 100100.0 % 5050.0 %
Nigeria 10050.0 % 500
Algeria 50120.0 % 500
Angola 5050.0 % 500
Gambia 500 500
Jordan 500 500
Moldova 500 500
Uzbekistan 500 0050.0 %
Yemen 500 000
stateless 5050.0 % 500
Ethiopia 0050.0 % 500
Uganda 0050.0 % 500
Totals 2,5831321,7037.2 % 1,55758020.6 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Poland

Poland is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 129 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Poland in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada and in the United States.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Canada 62111739.3 % 1010566.7 %
United States 3301420.0 % 256050.0 %
United Kingdom 140130.0 % 000
Denmark 5050.0 % 000
Norway 5050.0 % 500
Switzerland 5050.0 % 000
Germany 50100.0 % 000
Totals 129111975.3 % 271101050.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 619,403 migrants lived in Poland. 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.


(Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)