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Population and Education, Social statistics
Dorthe Larsen
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Asylum Applications and Residence Permits

The statistics contain information on the number of asylum seekers, the citizenship of the asylum seekers and whether they are in Denmark or not. From 1. July 2002 it is only possible to apply for asylum when you are in Denmark.

The statistics also contain information on the number of residence permits granted, the background for the permit and the citizenship of the applicants.

Data description

The statistics contains information on the number of asylum seekers, the citizenship of the asylum seekers and whether they are in Denmark or not. From 1. July 2002 it is only possible to apply for asylum when you are in Denmark.

The statistics also contains information on the number of residence permits granted, the background for the permit and the citizenship of the applicants. From 1997 there is information about residence permits on individual level for each immigrated person with citizenship outside Denmark and the Nordic countries.

The statistics shows the development in the number of asylum seekers and residence permits granted in Denmark.

Statistics Denmark began publishing this information in 1989. The statistics concerning asylum seekers and refugees have data from 1984 and forward, but the statistics concerning other residence permits than permits granted to refugees only have data from 1988 and forward.

Classification system

Citizenship and country of origin can be grouped by continent or western/non-western countries.

Sector coverage

Not relevant for these statistics.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Asylum application: The number of asylum applications can be divided into the following definitions:

The gross application figure include all people who have applied for asylum in Denmark, regardless if their case is processed in Denmark or not, hence including people, who are returned to a safe third country, transferred or re-transferred to another EU Member State under the Dublin Regulation as well as disappearances and withdrawals, etc., during the preliminary asylum procedure.

The registration figure includes persons, whose asylum case is processed in Denmark.

Residence permit: People, who aren't Danish or Nordic citizens, must have a valid residence permit to stay in Denmark for more than 3 months.

Residence permits can be classified by those clauses in the Alien Consolidation Act, which is the background for the permit. The statistics are using the following groups:

Positive asylum decisions, which can be divided into refugee status and other reasons

Applications for family reunification, which can be divided into three main groups concerning partly spouses or cohabitants and partly minors

EU/EEA registration certificates

Study etc. (incl. au pair and interns)

Work

Other residence cases (incl. adoption)

Statistical unit

Asylum applications, residence permits and immigrations.

Statistical population

Asylum applications are a statistics concerning people, who apply for asylum in Denmark.

Residence permits are a statistics concerning people, who are granted a residence permit.

Reference area

Denmark.

Time coverage

  • Numbers of asylum applicants: 1984-
  • Numbers of residence permits: 1988-
  • Numbers of residence permits on individual level: 1997-

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Asylum applications, residence permits and immigrations.

Reference period

01-01-2016 - 31-12-2016

Frequency of dissemination

Information concerning asylum applications and residence permits is published quarterly.

Information concerning residence permits on individual level is published yearly.

Legal acts and other agreements

Act on Statistics Denmark (Lov om Danmarks Statistik), section 6

EU regulation no.862/2007 on statistics on migration and international protection concerning data for 2008 onwards.

Cost and burden

Not relevant for these statistics.

Comment

Link to homepage concerning asylum applications and residence permits