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Asylum: Hong Kong

Question for Home Office

UIN HL12398, tabled on 21 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum applications made by Hong Kong residents were (1) accepted, and (2) rejected, in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, and (c) 2021 to date.

Answered on

3 February 2021

The Home Office publishes data on asylum applications in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release’. Immigration statistics quarterly release - GOV.UK ( Data on the number of asylum applications and initial decisions on applications are published in table Asy_D01 and Asy_D02 of the asylum and resettlement detailed datasets, Asylum and resettlement datasets - GOV.UK ( include a breakdown for year and nationality.

Information on how to use the dataset can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbook. The latest data include up to September 2020.

Table showing the initial decisions on Hong Kong asylum applications for 2019 and 2020 (Jan-Sep).



2020 (Jan-Sep)

Granted Asylum







  1. Includes main applicants only
  2. Initial decisions are based on date of decision and do not necessarily relate to applications made in the same period. For example, a decision in 2019 may relate to an application made in 2018.
  3. The published data relate to nationality, rather than country of residence

    Additionally, the Home Office publishes a high-level overview of the data in the ‘summary tables’. The ‘contents’ sheet contains an overview of all available data on asylum and resettlement.

Immigration Statistics will be updated on February 25th which will include data for 2020 Q4; further future releases will include data for quarters of 2021.

Information on future Home Office statistical release dates can be found in the ‘Research and statistics calendar’. immigration - Research and statistics - GOV.UK (

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