Refugees in Sweden

21,466 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2017 in Sweden - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Syria, Eritrea and from Iraq. A total of 42,157 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 Yemen and from Sierra Leone.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Sweden 2000 to 2017

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 Sweden

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
Syria 4,57493214386.7 % 1,641355605.9 %
Eritrea 1,5361,2007694.0 % 39214215747.5 %
Iraq 1,4651,9095,26426.6 % 5,7352662,7078.9 %
Afghanistan 1,2444,47615,56022.3 % 14,1214265,1767.6 %
Georgia 1,01005090.0 % 68606280.0 %
stateless 9571,28161767.5 % 97112546621.2 %
Iran 9101,03995452.1 % 1,13614943525.5 %
Turkey 83271504.5 % 21401690.0 %
Albania 68704600.0 % 45504040.0 %
Somalia 55377185847.3 % 1,280768798.0 %
Ukraine 46174011.7 % 55097101.3 %
unknown 4409937620.8 % 68075671.2 %
Serbia 42603670.0 % 57005270.0 %
Morocco 3942315812.7 % 34162672.2 %
Mongolia 33702450.0 % 57807990.0 %
Nigeria 3212810521.1 % 246132095.9 %
Russia 3162314213.9 % 38583442.3 %
Ethiopia 29342048846.3 % 5995535513.4 %
Uzbekistan 2813012619.2 % 24651882.6 %
Egypt 2421512910.4 % 17981754.4 %
Azerbaijan 234167717.2 % 210141946.7 %
Pakistan 2316320223.8 % 254152206.4 %
Kazakhstan 2060870.0 % 26702400.0 %
Colombia 18901360.0 % 1150800.0 %
Macedonia 17301090.0 % 1140700.0 %
El Salvador 17301680.0 % 19501880.0 %
Jordan 16881126.7 % 20501990.0 %
Lebanon 15262282.6 % 39702880.0 %
Armenia 14401120.0 % 28903120.0 %
Belarus 1320390.0 % 13101150.0 %
Kyrgyzstan 1290490.0 % 18201390.0 %
Gambia 12865410.0 % 900700.0 %
Algeria 1270380.0 % 11601110.0 %
Bangladesh 1241910815.0 % 13801160.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1240940.0 % 12901270.0 %
Yemen 124520100.0 % 720120.0 %
Venezuela 1130630.0 % 620610.0 %
Libya 10052715.6 % 10601090.0 %
Sudan 921337663.6 % 101328028.6 %
Peru 910370.0 % 270170.0 %
Tunisia 840420.0 % 940660.0 %
Burundi 76211656.8 % 2061528.6 %
Cameroon 7252417.2 % 340320.0 %
Nicaragua 680520.0 % 750510.0 %
Tajikistan 6171630.4 % 310240.0 %
India 530370.0 % 640570.0 %
Uganda 50291664.4 % 3282127.6 %
China 4961825.0 % 260260.0 %
Cuba 470110.0 % 420300.0 %
Ghana 440150.0 % 390340.0 %
Tanzania 346746.2 % 370340.0 %
Sri Lanka 300150.0 % 260270.0 %
Montenegro 290210.0 % 380280.0 %
Chile 280210.0 % 110170.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 27121250.0 % 290320.0 %
Guinea 266746.2 % 180130.0 %
Rwanda 26070.0 % 9070.0 %
Vietnam 260110.0 % 110310.0 %
Angola 2500 110100.0 %
Philippines 240120.0 % 170210.0 %
Senegal 24080.0 % 200230.0 %
Kenya 22080.0 % 530490.0 %
Sierra Leone 2250100.0 % 120100.0 %
Ivory Coast 20050.0 % 130130.0 %
Honduras 190110.0 % 140120.0 %
Brazil 170120.0 % 16090.0 %
Saudi Arabia 17080.0 % 500
Bolivia 16050.0 % 420330.0 %
Congo 150130.0 % 130120.0 %
United States 1400 0050.0 %
Liberia 1300 000
South Africa 13050.0 % 600
Djibouti 120140.0 % 290340.0 %
Thailand 120110.0 % 12090.0 %
Ecuador 1100 000
Mexico 11080.0 % 500
Nepal 110180.0 % 140250.0 %
Burkina Faso 800 000
Chad 800 000
Mali 700 9070.0 %
Bulgaria 600 000
Israel 6090.0 % 110160.0 %
Kuwait 60250.0 % 370210.0 %
Moldova 60160.0 % 90140.0 %
Malaysia 600 000
Zambia 600 000
Zimbabwe 600 000
Guatemala 500 000
Japan 5060.0 % 5050.0 %
Mauritania 500 000
Togo 500 000
Greece 0060.0 % 000
North Korea 000 500
Slovakia 000 500
Totals 21,46612,66529,49230.0 % 35,2041,40519,3436.8 %





Asylum applications of refugees from Sweden

Sweden is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2017 there have been 5 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Sweden in other countries.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Canada 500 000
Totals 500 000



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 1,639,771 migrants lived in Sweden. 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)