Asylum Trends 2017

The total asylum influx (first asylum applications, repeated asylum applications and family reunification) in 2017 was 31,327 and is therefore almost the same as the year before (2016: 31,642).

In the month of November the total asylum influx was 2,305 (first asylum applications, repeat asylum applications, and family reunification). In comparison: a year earlier -  November 2016 - this figure was 4,004. The number of first asylum applications up to and including November 2017 amounted to 13,391; the number of persons travelling to the Netherlands for family reunification was 13,492.
In comparison:  in November 2016 the total number of first asylum applications was 16,770 and 9,498 persons travelled to the Netherlands for family reunification.  

Total asylum influx in October (first asylum applications, repeated asylum applications and family members of asylum status holders) show little changes compared to September.

The total influx of asylum  seekers (first asylum applications, repeated requests for asylum and family members of asylum status holders) decreases since February 2017. In February the influx was still 3,418, in September it was 2,153 (by comparison - August 2,260).

The total influx of asylum seekers (first asylum applications, repeated requests for asylum and family members of asylum status holders) continued to decline in August.

In July the total influx of asylum seekers amounted to 2,371, which is 2% more than the previous
month (June: 2,316). The slight increase in the total influx of applicants can be attributed to a slightly higher increase of first requests for asylum.

The total inflow in that month was 2359, almost 16% less than the month before (May: 2,800). The decline in total asylum inflows can mainly be attributed to the decline in the number of persons who came in connection with family reunification.

In May, the total influx of asylum seekers was 2,806, almost 2% less than the previous month (2,857 in April). 1,162 of these were first applications, 172 were repeated applications, and 1,472 were entries for family reunification. The number of first and repeated applications for asylum increased by 14% and 11% respectively compared to April; the number of entries for family reunification decreased by almost 13%.

The total influx of asylum seekers was 2,869 in April, a decrease of more than 13%  compared to the previous month (March: 3,312). This number includes  1,025 first time asylum applications, 159 repeated asylum applications and 1,685 family reunification migrants.

The total influx of asylum seekers in March was 3,317, slightly less than in the month before that (February: 3,437).‚ÄčThis number includes 1,223 initial asylum applications, 186 repeated asylum applications and 1,908 family reunification migrants.

In the month of February 2017, the number of first asylum applications decreased slightly compared to the previous month (from 1,245 in January to 1,162 in February). The inflow has increased as a whole (3,425 in February and 2,699 in January). This is due largely to the number family reunification migrants.

The total influx of asylum seekers (first asylum applications, repeated asylum applications and family members of asylum status holders) declined in January 2017 by approximately 30% compared to the previous month (in January 2.698 resp. 3879 in December 2.016). This decline is mainly attributable to a decrease in the number of family members of asylum status holders.

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