Unaccompanied foreign minor; nationality, sex and age

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Updated 09/01/2023 - 00:00
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This table contains data on unaccompanied foreign minors. The figures are broken down by sex, age and nationality.

If an unaccompanied foreign minor needs protection, then he or she is eligible for an asylum permit. If protection is not necessary, then the unaccompanied foreign minor must return to the country of origin. This is only possible if the unaccompanied foreign minor can be safely housed in the country of origin, for example with relatives or in a shelter. Unaccompanied foreign minors younger than 15 years who cannot return to the country of origin, can under specific conditions obtain a 'no-blame' permit.

Data available from: 2008

Status of the figures: The data are final, except for the year 2022.

Changes as of August 2023: For the country of origin, a new classification has been created which is based on continents and a few countries with a specific migration history. This will replace the concepts of western/non-western migration background. Simultaneously with this adjustment, nine countries have been moved from Europe to Asia. These countries are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey

When will new figures be published? New figures for 2023 will be available in May 2024.

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