Data

Asylum:

The tables presented in the Asylum domain cover the following variables: asylum applicants, persons being subject of pending asylum application, asylum applications withdrawn, first instance and final decisions on applications (grants of refugee status, subsidiary protection status and humanitarian status, rejections), resettlement. These data are broken down by citizenship, age groups and sex.

Data on taking back or taking charge of asylum seekers (Dublin statistics) cover requests, acceptances and refusals of requests and persons transferred. In addition data are broken down by reasons for requests and decisions.

Residence permits:

The tables presented in the residence permit domain cover the following variables: first permits granted to non-EU citizens by reasons, grants of change of immigration status or reason to stay permits, stock of all valid residence permits, and stock of long-term residents. These data are broken down by citizenship, reason for permit issuance and the length of permit validity. In addition data on grants of first residence permits, stock of permits and stock of long-term residents are broken down by sex and age groups. These data are provided by the Member States on a voluntary basis since 2010 reference year.

Based on the Blue Cards Directive Eurostat also collects data on grants, renewals and withdrawals of EU Blue Cards, including admitted family members. These data are broken down by citizenship and sector of economic activity (for grants of EU Blue Cards only).

Statistics on the enforcement of immigration legislation (EIL):

The tables presented in the EIL domain cover: non-EU citizens refused entry at the EU external borders, apprehension of persons found to be illegally present at the territory of the EU Member State, obligations to leave the territory of the Member State, and removals of non-EU citizens whose presence was unauthorised. These data are broken down by citizenship. In addition data on entry refusals is broken down by grounds for refusal and type of border; data on apprehensions are broken down by sex and age groups.