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Asylum applications and refugees in Portugal

932 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Portugal - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Gambia, Angola and from Guinea-Bissau. A total of 133 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 59% answered positively. 41 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Turkey.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Portugal and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Portugal

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
Gambia1570110.0 %
Angola117050.0 %
Guinea-Bissau92050.0 %
Morocco8500
Guinea7900
Senegal7900
Nigeria4200
Afghanistan3000
Congo (Dem. Republic)2800
Mali2500
Pakistan2315575.0 %
Sierra Leone2100
Cameroon1600
Ghana1600
Venezuela1400
Ukraine120180.0 %
Iran1150100.0 %
Bangladesh1000
Ivory Coast1000
Algeria700
Brazil700
Sudan700
Togo700
Iraq650100.0 %
Turkey6170100.0 %
China50110.0 %
Colombia500
West Bank500
Haiti500
Syria5210100.0 %
Ethiopia050100.0 %
Russia050100.0 %
Zimbabwe050100.0 %
Totals932785558.6 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 28 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Portugal in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Mexico.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States23050.0 %
Mexico550100.0 %
Australia000
Canada00590.0 %
Totals285647.2 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States2100
Mexico000
Australia9050.0 %
Canada000
Totals30050.0 %


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 837,257 migrants lived in Portugal. 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.