Asylum applications and refugees from Mauritius

125 people from Mauritius have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.010% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Overall, 86 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in the United States.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Mauritius.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Mauritius

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.


New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
United Kingdom 800560.0 % 135550.0 %
Ireland 1051131.3 % 100100.0 %
Canada 1050100.0 % 000
Italy 100110.0 % 000
Sweden 5050.0 % 000
United States 55550.0 % 000
Germany 5050.0 % 000
Totals 125159313.9 % 2351525.0 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Mauritius

Mauritius is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2019 there have been 10 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Pakistan and from South Africa.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Pakistan 550100.0 % 000
South Africa 550100.0 % 000
Totals 10100100.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 28,585 migrants lived in Mauritius. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.