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Asylum applications and refugees in Argentina

1,452 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Argentina - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Venezuela, Bolivia and from Cuba. A total of 438 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 28% answered positively. 72 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Bolivia and from El Salvador.

In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Argentina and made their asylum application in other countries.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of incoming asylum applications in Argentina 2000 to 2020

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Argentina

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela1,15950100.0 %
Bolivia65600100.0 %
Cuba565597.8 %
Colombia4450100.0 %
Dominican Republic310550.0 %
Haiti195667.0 %
Senegal170540.0 %
Syria1750100.0 %
Peru1350100.0 %
El Salvador6140100.0 %
Bangladesh5050.0 %
West Bank550100.0 %
India50160.0 %
Morocco500
unknown550100.0 %
Egypt0050.0 %
China0050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)0050.0 %
Ghana00290.0 %
Honduras0050.0 %
Jordan050100.0 %
Nicaragua050100.0 %
Nigeria0050.0 %
Ukraine0050.0 %
Totals1,45212431428.3 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela000
Bolivia000
Cuba1700
Colombia000
Dominican Republic3900
Haiti6700
Senegal2900
Syria000
Peru000
El Salvador000
Bangladesh500
West Bank000
India1500
Morocco000
unknown000
Egypt500
China000
Congo (Dem. Republic)000
Ghana1800
Honduras000
Jordan000
Nicaragua000
Nigeria000
Ukraine000
Totals19500

Asylum applications of refugees from Argentina

Argentina is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 568 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Argentina in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in the Netherlands and in Spain.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain411142585.1 %
Mexico500110.0 %
United States42050.0 %
Italy170170.0 %
United Kingdom14050.0 %
France11050.0 %
Germany1100
Australia7050.0 %
Netherlands550100.0 %
Sweden0050.0 %
Brazil00150.0 %
Costa Rica0050.0 %
Totals568193315.4 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain000
Mexico000
United States340100.0 %
Italy000
United Kingdom000
France000
Germany000
Australia600
Netherlands000
Sweden60130.0 %
Brazil000
Costa Rica000
Totals460230.0 %


National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 2,086,302 migrants lived in Argentina. 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. (Values of the graph in millions of immigrants)