Refugees in Portugal

1,397 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2016 in Portugal - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Eritrea and from Ukraine. A total of 164 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 48% answered positively. 52 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 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 Portugal

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
Syria 433310100.0 % 000
Eritrea 248300100.0 % 000
Ukraine 141070.0 % 000
Iraq 10700 000
Guinea 52050.0 % 000
Congo 5000 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 4200 000
Angola 30050.0 % 000
Senegal 2600 000
Pakistan 2592526.5 % 000
Mali 2400 000
Sierra Leone 2400 000
Gambia 2200 000
Afghanistan 1800 000
Venezuela 1600 000
stateless 1500 000
China 120390.0 % 000
Iran 1180100.0 % 000
Russia 1100 000
Cameroon 1000 000
Algeria 1000 000
Sri Lanka 1000 000
Zimbabwe 1000 000
Brazil 800 000
Bangladesh 700 000
Colombia 700 000
Mauritania 700 000
Ivory Coast 600 000
Central Africa 500 000
Guinea-Bissau 500 000
Libya 500 000
Morocco 0050.0 % 000
Totals 1,397788647.6 % 000





Asylum applications of refugees from Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2016 there have been 25 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Portugal in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the United Kingdom.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 2000 000
Brazil 500 000
United Kingdom 0050.0 % 000
Totals 25050.0 % 000



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.