Asylum applications and refugees in Portugal

1,635 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Portugal - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Angola and from the Congo. A total of 575 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 30% answered positively. 70 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Eritrea.

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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Development of incoming asylum applications in Portugal 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 Portugal

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
Syria 295650100.0 % 000
Angola 2250650.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 13001000.0 % 000
Ukraine 1200200.0 % 000
Iraq 11020580.0 % 000
Guinea 700200.0 % 000
Eritrea 55550100.0 % 000
Guinea-Bissau 500100.0 % 000
Pakistan 500200.0 % 000
Somalia 4050100.0 % 000
Venezuela 400100.0 % 000
Morocco 300100.0 % 000
Brazil 250150.0 % 000
Cameroon 250150.0 % 000
Comoros 250250.0 % 000
Sudan 25200100.0 % 000
Turkey 2500 000
Ivory Coast 20050.0 % 000
Colombia 200100.0 % 000
Gambia 2000 000
Nigeria 200100.0 % 000
Senegal 200100.0 % 000
Iran 1500 000
Sierra Leone 15050.0 % 000
Afghanistan 1000 000
Albania 1000 000
Congo 10050.0 % 000
Ghana 10050.0 % 000
Sri Lanka 1000 000
Mali 10050.0 % 000
Russia 10050.0 % 000
Togo 100100.0 % 000
stateless 1000 000
Armenia 500 000
Azerbaijan 500 000
Burkina Faso 500 000
Bangladesh 5050.0 % 000
China 500 000
Algeria 5050.0 % 000
Ethiopia 550100.0 % 000
Georgia 500 000
Haiti 5050.0 % 000
Kenya 500 000
Mauritania 5050.0 % 000
unknown 500 000
Tajikistan 500 000
Yemen 500 000
Zimbabwe 500 000
Totals 1,63517040529.6 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2018 there have been 87 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Portugal in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 3700 6300
Brazil 3100 000
Peru 1000 000
Canada 9070.0 % 600
Totals 87070.0 % 6900



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.