Worlddata.info

Asylum applications and refugees in Poland

7,346 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2021 in Poland — according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Belarus, Afghanistan and from Iraq. A total of 4,070 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 25% of them were answered positively. 75 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Yemen.

In a second table below you can find the refugees who fled from Poland and made their asylum application to other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


Back to overview: Poland

Incoming asylum applications in Poland 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 Poland

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
Belarus2,1771401789.2 %
Afghanistan1,6647515293.5 %
Iraq1,31102740.0 %
Russia894171,6341.0 %
Ukraine30704720.0 %
Tajikistan1350940.0 %
Syria125120100.0 %
Turkey110762079.2 %
Georgia840920.0 %
Iran720380.0 %
Somalia5900
Cuba340220.0 %
Yemen3250100.0 %
Pakistan290230.0 %
Armenia270410.0 %
Kyrgyzstan255617.6 %
Egypt230210.0 %
Sri Lanka200220.0 %
Kazakhstan180280.0 %
Nigeria180150.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)1600
Palestine1650100.0 %
Congo15050.0 %
Lebanon15050.0 %
India14050.0 %
Bangladesh130100.0 %
Azerbaijan120360.0 %
Algeria11050.0 %
Ethiopia1100
Morocco110170.0 %
stateless105550.0 %
Uzbekistan1000
Guinea7050.0 %
unknown6050.0 %
Angola5050.0 %
Bulgaria500
Sudan5050.0 %
Moldova0050.0 %
Vietnam00100.0 %
Tunisia0050.0 %
Totals7,3461,0163,05425.0 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Belarus9300
Afghanistan16900
Iraq12500
Russia67100
Ukraine15100
Tajikistan1600
Syria1300
Turkey500
Georgia2500
Iran1700
Somalia700
Cuba700
Yemen000
Pakistan000
Armenia2000
Kyrgyzstan1500
Egypt700
Sri Lanka500
Kazakhstan1900
Nigeria000
Congo (Dem. Republic)900
Palestine000
Congo000
Lebanon500
India000
Bangladesh000
Azerbaijan800
Algeria000
Ethiopia000
Morocco000
stateless500
Uzbekistan000
Guinea000
unknown000
Angola000
Bulgaria500
Sudan000
Moldova000
Vietnam000
Tunisia000
Totals1,39700

Asylum applications of refugees from Poland

Poland is one of the countries where refugees are not only coming in. In the year 2021, there have been 109 asylum applications received from citizens from Poland in other countries. The most successful have been the applications in Canada and in the United States.

New Applications

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
United States405945.1 %
United Kingdom230210.0 %
Canada20101638.5 %
France6050.0 %
Denmark5050.0 %
Germany5050.0 %
Norway5050.0 %
Ukraine500
Australia0050.0 %
Totals109151568.8 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
United States6600
United Kingdom000
Canada11050.0 %
France000
Denmark000
Germany000
Norway5050.0 %
Ukraine000
Australia000
Totals820100.0 %


National migrant stock from 1960 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 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. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)

Ranking: Refugee countriesRefugee countries and asylum dataThe Top countries of origin and destinations of worldwide refugees in 2021. A listing by countries with further information
Comparison: quality of lifeQuality of life in country comparisonCompare the quality of life around the globe: In which countries is life pleasant, safe and healthy?
Canada: ClimateClimate and temperature development in CanadaA climate analysis for Canada incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Rainfalls