Refugees in Portugal

990 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2017 in Portugal - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from the Congo, Ukraine and from Angola. A total of 545 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 20\% answered positively. 80 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Eritrea and from Afghanistan.

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 2017. 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
Congo (Dem. Republic) 16001150.0 % 000
Ukraine 12551033.3 % 000
Angola 1200600.0 % 000
Congo 550450.0 % 000
Guinea 450100.0 % 000
Sierra Leone 350250.0 % 000
Venezuela 350100.0 % 000
Afghanistan 3050100.0 % 000
Cameroon 300200.0 % 000
Iraq 3050100.0 % 22000
Russia 30050.0 % 000
Senegal 250200.0 % 000
Algeria 200150.0 % 000
Gambia 200150.0 % 000
Iran 2050100.0 % 000
Pakistan 2000 000
Brazil 15050.0 % 000
Mali 150100.0 % 000
Mauritania 150100.0 % 000
Somalia 1500 000
Ivory Coast 100100.0 % 000
Ghana 10050.0 % 000
Guinea-Bissau 10050.0 % 000
Morocco 100100.0 % 000
Nigeria 10050.0 % 000
Syria 10050.0 % 41500
Zimbabwe 10050.0 % 000
Central Africa 5050.0 % 000
Egypt 500 000
Eritrea 5850100.0 % 6000
Israel 500 000
South Korea 500 000
Libya 500 000
unknown 500 000
Sudan 500 000
Togo 5050.0 % 000
Turkey 500 000
Tanzania 5050.0 % 000
stateless 500 1000
Ethiopia 000 500
Indonesia 000 3000
Sri Lanka 050100.0 % 000
Totals 99011043520.2 % 74000





Asylum applications of refugees from Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2017 there have been 90 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Portugal in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Canada and in the United Kingdom.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 3900 2000
Brazil 3400 000
Canada 110110.0 % 0050.0 %
Australia 600 000
United Kingdom 0060.0 % 000
Totals 900170.0 % 20050.0 %



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.