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Overview in figures

This page provides an overview in figures of the Task Force workload. The Task Force workload consists of asylum applications submitted before 1 April 2020. This page also gives an overview of the extent to which first asylum applications (submitted on or after 1 April 2020)  are decided on within the legal decision period. The figures on this page will be updated every month.

Last updated: 12 April 2021

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Figures on this page

The figures on this page are about:

  • Asylum applications in the Task Force workload, submitted before 1 April 2020. Read more information about the Task Force.
  • First asylum applications, submitted on or after 1 April 2020. This concerns first applications for asylum in the Netherlands.

Progress with Task Force workload

Below is a bar chart with an overview of progress with the Task Force workload. 

Bar chart progress Task Force workload

Explanatory note on bar chart

  • The figures in this bar chart are for the end of each month.
  • On 1 April 2020, the total Task Force workload consisted of 15,350 asylum applications.
  • By the end of 2020, the Task Force workload was 6,880 asylum applications.
  • By the end of March 2021, the Task Force workload fell to 5,080 asylum applications.
Check the overview of progress with the Task Force workload in a table

Progress with timely processing of first asylum applications

Below is an overview of progress regarding timely processing of first asylum applications submitted on or after 1 April 2020. It concerns applications which have not yet been decided on and are subject to a legal decision period. Timely processing is the extent to which the IND completes asylum applications within the legal decision period.  The legal decision period is the time that the IND legally has to decide on an asylum application (6 months). Read more information about the legal decision periods for various applications to the IND.

If the IND claims an asylum application under the Dublin procedure from another EU Member State, then there is no legal decision period. On 1 April 2021 this counts for 560 first asylum applications. 

NB: The Task Force workload is not included in this overview.

Timely processing of first asylum applications (submitted on or afther 1 April 2020) 

​Reference date

​Number undecided within legal decision period

​Number undecided outside legal decision period

​Total within legal decision period

​% within legal decision period

​1 May 2020
​230​0​230​100%
​1 June 2020
​490​0​490​100%
​1 July 2020
​890
​0​900​100%
​1 August 2020 
​1,700​10​1,700​100%
​1 September 2020 
​2,500​10​2,500​100%
​1 October 2020
​3,230​10​3,240​100%
​1 November 2020 
​3,720​30​3,750​99%
​1 December 2020
​4,030​60​4,090​99%
​1 January 2021​4,110​160​4,260​96%
​1 February 2021​4,030​340​4,380​92%
​1 March 2021
​3,800
​580
​4,380
​87%
1 April 2021
​3,580
870
​4,440
​80%

Explanatory note

  • On 1 May 2020, 230 first asylum applications had not yet been decided on. 100% of these applications were within the legal decision period.
  • On 1 April 2021, 4,440 first asylum applications had not yet been decided on. 80% of these applications were within the legal decision period.
  • Figures are rounded up or down to the nearest ten.
  •  Percentages are rounded up or down to the nearest whole percent.
  • Due to rounding off the numbers, the total may differ from the sum of the number of undecided applications within and outside the legal decision period.