The influx of asylum seekers in November 2021

Last update: 10 December 2021

​In November, the influx of asylum seekers, composed of the total of first and repeated applications for asylum and joining family members of asylum seekers, was 4,584. The number was only higher in the previous two months of this year, namely in September 5,085 and October 5,271. 

First asylum applications

The number of first asylum applications in November added up to 3,589. In October, it added up to 3,873. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who filed a first asylum application are Syria (1,440), Afghanistan (462), Yemen (190), Iraq (187) and Turkey (143).

Afghanistan Evacuation

The number mentioned above of 462 consists, for most, of applications persons evacuated from Afghanistan submitted. The number of asylum applications submitted by evacuees in November is 419.

Repeated asylum applications

The number of repeated asylum applications in November added up to 164. In October, it added up to 189. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who submitted a repeated asylum application are Syria (27), Afghanistan (22), Iran (20), Iraq (16), and Nigeria (12).

Joining family members

The number of entering persons seeking family reunification in November was 831. In October, this was 1,209. The top 5 countries persons seeking family reunification originate from are Syria (581), Eritrea (63), Turkey (40), stateless (32), and Yemen (28).

UMA

In November, the number of applications for asylum from unaccompanied minor aliens (UMAs) was 325. In October, this was 411. The top 5 countries of origin of UMAs are Syria 164), Iraq (43), Eritrea (29), Somalia (18), and Morocco (16).