Asylum influx in March 2019

​In March 2019, the total asylum influx (the total of first and repeat applications and entries in the context of family reunification) was 2,426. In February the total influx was 2,280.

First applications
The number of first asylum applications in March was 1,881. In the month of February this was 1,661. The top 5 of countries from which most applicants originated is: Syria (211), Nigeria (205), Moldova (179), Iran (151) and Algeria (109).

Repeat asylum applications and family reunification
The number of persons filing a repeat asylum application in March was 314. This is a rise compared to February (278). The top 5 of countries of origin of asylum seekers who filed a repeat asylum application is: Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Albania. 

The number of family reunifications, i.e. the number of family members of persons who have been granted a temporary asylum residence permit in the Netherlands, shows a decrease compared to the month of February, namely 231 compared to 341.  

Unaccompanied minors
The number of asylum applications filed by unaccompanied minors (UAMs) was 87 in March and has therefore remained almost equal to that in the month of February (89). The top 3 of countries of origin is: Syria, Morocco and Algeria.




Council of State judgment on former Dutch nationals’ EU rights

- ​On 12 February 2020 the Council of State issued a judgment on the case centring on whether loss ...

New directives for application Schengen visa and Caribbean visa

- ​Since 2 February, there are new directives for applying for a Schengen visa and a Caribbean visa...

The new Brexit newsletter is out now

- The February 2020 edition of the Brexit newsletter has been published. The newsletter is only ava...

More news