Refugees in Poland

9,798 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Poland - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Russia, Tajikistan and from Ukraine. A total of 2,236 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 4% answered positively. 96 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Turkmenistan.

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 Country] 2000 to 2016

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 2016. 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 7,488101,1250.9 % 37002560.0 %
Tajikistan 83561095.2 % 1800
Ukraine 589166962.2 % 60504530.0 %
Armenia 3210140.0 % 16090.0 %
Vietnam 720510.0 % 330240.0 %
Turkey 650260.0 % 600
Georgia 560360.0 % 350210.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 430310.0 % 180150.0 %
Kazakhstan 420150.0 % 500
Syria 42400100.0 % 600
Iraq 41050.0 % 000
Belarus 35090.0 % 800
Azerbaijan 21050.0 % 000
Pakistan 200100.0 % 11080.0 %
Afghanistan 1900 600
Uzbekistan 160110.0 % 700
Iran 1500 700
China 1100 000
Egypt 11050.0 % 600
Turkmenistan 1090100.0 % 000
stateless 1000 000
Algeria 800 000
Bangladesh 700 000
Moldova 6070.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 500 000
India 500 000
Nigeria 500 7050.0 %
Totals 9,798812,1553.6 % 1,16407910.0 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Poland

Poland is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 223 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Poland in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada and in the United Kingdom.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 15600 900
Canada 2813959.1 % 000
United Kingdom 250300.0 % 000
Australia 9060.0 % 000
Switzerland 500 000
Germany 00100.0 % 000
Totals 223135519.1 % 900



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)