Asylum applications and refugees in Poland

2,357 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Poland - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Russia, Ukraine and from Iraq. A total of 2,228 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 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 Poland 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 Poland

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
Russia 1,60091,2110.7 % 1,16001,0400.0 %
Ukraine 225114432.4 % 36102770.0 %
Iraq 63191163.3 % 900
Turkey 53262056.5 % 16090.0 %
Afghanistan 4280100.0 % 0060.0 %
Armenia 370520.0 % 430440.0 %
Tajikistan 36107711.5 % 5301060.0 %
Vietnam 330170.0 % 9050.0 %
Iran 3291242.9 % 120100.0 %
Azerbaijan 300270.0 % 230120.0 %
Pakistan 27142635.0 % 250110.0 %
Belarus 2652020.0 % 250170.0 %
Syria 23160100.0 % 000
Egypt 2190100.0 % 1100
Georgia 210490.0 % 370310.0 %
India 130120.0 % 6060.0 %
Kazakhstan 120100.0 % 671138.9 %
Bangladesh 110200.0 % 190150.0 %
Yemen 1100 000
Turkmenistan 9100100.0 % 000
Algeria 8050.0 % 70100.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 70430.0 % 3993719.6 %
Nigeria 6080.0 % 8050.0 %
stateless 670100.0 % 000
China 500 000
Ethiopia 0050.0 % 5050.0 %
Moldova 0070.0 % 5050.0 %
Totals 2,3571532,0756.9 % 1,879161,6621.0 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Poland

Poland is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 195 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
United States 930290.0 % 22100
Canada 63132931.0 % 2000
United Kingdom 210240.0 % 000
Denmark 800 000
Australia 500 000
Iceland 500 000
Totals 195138213.7 % 24100



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)