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Asylum Applications and Residence Permits

The statistics show the number of asylum seekers and the number of residence permits granted.

The statistics were first published in 1989. The information on asylum seekers and refugees goes back to 1984, but there is only information on residence permits (other than refugees) from 1988.

From 1997 there is information about residence permits on individual level for each immigrated person with citizenship outside Denmark and the Nordic countries.

Statistical presentation

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.

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Statistical processing

Information from the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingeservice). The Danish Immigration Service is the authority handling applications for asylum and other residence permits.

The number of asylum applications and residence permits are not checked for errors.

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Relevance

Ministries, political parties, the media and private individuals are using the statistics for public and private purposes and as input to the public debate.

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Accuracy and reliability

It is judged that the quality of the information is high.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The time for publishing depends on data deliveries from the Danish Immigration Service.

The quarterly data are usually published within 90 days after the end of the quarter.

Immigrations with information about residence permits are published app. 6 months after the end of the year.

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Comparability

The statistics are comparable over time and can also be compared internationally.

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Accessibility and clarity

News from Statistics Denmark and the Statbank.

Yearly publications: Statistical Yearbook, Statistical ten-year review and Immigrants in Denmark

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