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Asylum applications and refugees in Poland

1,493 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Poland - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Russia, Belarus and from Afghanistan. A total of 2,208 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 8% answered positively. 92 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 2020

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 2020. 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Russia502151,2951.1 %
Belarus387102033.3 %
Afghanistan11950100.0 %
Ukraine9853131.6 %
Turkey71852577.3 %
Tajikistan430630.0 %
Iraq390100.0 %
Syria38140100.0 %
Georgia250570.0 %
Iran12101343.5 %
Armenia110150.0 %
Kazakhstan100210.0 %
stateless1000
Yemen1000
Sri Lanka9050.0 %
Egypt851131.3 %
Pakistan851131.3 %
Vietnam70110.0 %
Uzbekistan70120.0 %
Morocco700
Libya600
Somalia600
Algeria5050.0 %
Azerbaijan50260.0 %
India50120.0 %
Kyrgyzstan553811.6 %
Lebanon5050.0 %
Nigeria50110.0 %
China500
Chile500
Cameroon5050.0 %
Nepal500
Tunisia500
unknown500
Angola0050.0 %
Bangladesh00100.0 %
Cuba00100.0 %
Guinea0050.0 %
Moldova00100.0 %
Ethiopia0050.0 %
Serbia0050.0 %
Sudan0050.0 %
Turkmenistan0100100.0 %
Totals1,4931692,0397.7 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Russia1,18309970.0 %
Belarus250320.0 %
Afghanistan5050.0 %
Ukraine29603020.0 %
Turkey140100.0 %
Tajikistan640480.0 %
Iraq90100.0 %
Syria500
Georgia710400.0 %
Iran100100.0 %
Armenia190200.0 %
Kazakhstan230410.0 %
stateless5050.0 %
Yemen000
Sri Lanka500
Egypt13050.0 %
Pakistan12050.0 %
Vietnam5050.0 %
Uzbekistan6050.0 %
Morocco000
Libya000
Somalia000
Algeria80100.0 %
Azerbaijan290180.0 %
India140160.0 %
Kyrgyzstan410490.0 %
Lebanon500
Nigeria120100.0 %
China0050.0 %
Chile000
Cameroon000
Nepal000
Tunisia0050.0 %
unknown000
Angola5050.0 %
Bangladesh100130.0 %
Cuba80100.0 %
Guinea6050.0 %
Moldova5050.0 %
Ethiopia0050.0 %
Serbia000
Sudan000
Turkmenistan000
Totals1,91301,6960.0 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Poland

Poland is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 45 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Poland in other countries.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States200450.0 %
Australia9050.0 %
Germany600
United Kingdom5050.0 %
Norway5050.0 %
Canada0050.0 %
Sweden0050.0 %
Totals450700.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States11400
Australia600
Germany000
United Kingdom000
Norway0050.0 %
Canada000
Sweden000
Totals120050.0 %


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)