In October, the European Temporary Protection Directive was extended by a year, until 4 March 2024. This only applies to…
In November 2022, the total asylum influx (the total of first and repeated asylum applications and family members joining the asylum seekers later) was 4,484. This is a decrease compared to the previous month: in October, this number was 4,756. This brings the total asylum influx this year to 44,112, which is higher than the total for the whole year of 2021 (36,620).
First asylum applications
In November, the number of first asylum applications was 3,981. In October, it was 3,965. The total number of first asylum applications in 2022 is 32,315 so far. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who submitted their first asylum application in November are Syria (1,652), Yemen (265), Turkey (219), Algeria (197) and Somalia (181).
Russian invasion of Ukraine
In November, the number of asylum applications from people from Ukraine was 50. In October, it was 58. So far this year, 397 Ukrainians have applied for asylum for the first time. Most Ukrainian refugees fall under the Temporary Protection Directive, they do not have to report for this in Ter Apel. The Ukrainians not covered by the Directive have the possibility to apply for asylum. The IND is temporarily not taking decisions on asylum applications for Ukrainians .
The number of first asylum applications from people from the Russian Federation is 86. This is comparable to the month of October (90). This month the Russian Federation is in the tenth place on the list of countries of origin of asylum seekers. This year the total number of asylum applications from people from the Russian Federation is 542.
Unaccompanied minor aliens (AMV)
In November, the number of asylum applications submitted by unaccompanied minor aliens (AMV) was 474. This is a decrease compared to the previous month; then there were 599. The majority (274) came from Syria. The total number of unaccompanied minors who have applied for asylum is 3,942 so far.
Repeated asylum applications
The number of repeated asylum applications was 126 in November. In October, there were 130.
Family members joining the asylum seekers later
In November, the number of family members who joined the asylum seekers later was 377. This is a decrease for the second month in a row (in October - 661, in September - 965).
The total number of family members who joined the asylum seekers later is 10,418 so far. That is more than the total for all of 2021 (10,120)
lang="EN-GB">Only after the first asylum application has been signed during identification and registration by the Aliens Police (AVIM), an application is included in the numbers.