Statistics

Hungary

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 25/04/22

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Overview of statistical practice

Statistical information on asylum applicants and main countries of origin, as well as overall numbers and outcome of first instance decisions, was made available on a monthly basis by the former Immigration and Asylum Office (former IAO), although this practice stopped in April 2018.[1] Since then, statistics have been published annually in Hungarian by the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (NDGAP).[2] The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) also published brief statistical overviews on a monthly basis, although their regularity has also become more limited.[3]

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2021

  Applicants in 2021 Pending at end 2021 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate

Total

38 0 21 17 19 36.8% 29.8% 33.3%
Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers
Unknown 11 0 3 8 0 27.3% 72.7% 0%
Iran 8 0 10 0 0 100% 0% 0%
Afghanistan 6 0 1 6 5 8.3% 50% 41.6%
Ethiopia 4 0 4 0 0 100% 0% 0%
Nepal 2 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0%
Cameroon 2 0 2 0 0 100% 0% 0%
Syria 2 0 0 1 2 0% 33.3% 66.6%
Belarus 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0%
Nigeria 1 0 0 1 2 0% 33.3% 66.6%
Egypt 1 0 0 0 1 0% 0% 100%

Source: NDGAP.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2021

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 38
Men (incl. children) 18 47.40%
Women (incl. children) 20 52.60%
Children 23 60.50%
Unaccompanied children 3 7.90%

Source: NDGAP.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2021

  First instance Appeal
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total number of decisions 57 100% 72 100%
Positive decisions 38 66.70% 27 37.5%
  • Refugee status
21 36.80%
  • Subsidiary protection
17 29.80%
Negative decisions 19 33.30% 32 44.4%

Source: NDGAP.

 

Embassy Procedure: 2021

Nationalities Statement of intent Authorization by NDGAP Rejection Pending as of 31 December 2021
Iran 29 8 21 15
Afghanistan 16 0 14 10
Iraq 7 0 7 0
Syria 1 0 0 0
Total 53[4] 8 42 25

Source: NDGAP.

 

 

 

[1] Statistical reports of the former IAO may be found at: https://bit.ly/3vgCALx.

[2]  Statistical reports of the NDGAP in Hungarian may be found at: https://bit.ly/3mUlboB.

[3] Statistical overviews by the HHC may be found at: https://bit.ly/3xo6oZs.

[4] Note the discrepancy that according to the information of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs there were 55 statements of intent submitted in 2021.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation