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Asylum applications and refugees in Argentina

3,042 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2019 in Argentina - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Venezuela, Dominican Republic and from Cuba. A total of 1,018 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 41% answered positively. 59 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from persons with unknown origin and from Colombia.

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 2019

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 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

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela2,157294598.3 %
Dominican Republic1960640.0 %
Cuba18854510.0 %
Senegal9801730.0 %
Haiti8652212.2 %
Colombia65110100.0 %
India330220.0 %
Ghana26050.0 %
Russia2410566.7 %
Armenia210270.0 %
unknown20170100.0 %
Nigeria1600
El Salvador14100100.0 %
China130120.0 %
Nicaragua1350100.0 %
Peru1200
Bangladesh1000
Honduras1000
Syria1021580.8 %
Ukraine1011568.8 %
Brazil500
Cameroon500
Jamaica550100.0 %
Pakistan55550.0 %
Afghanistan050100.0 %
Angola0050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic)050100.0 %
Guatemala050100.0 %
Yemen050100.0 %
Totals3,04241959941.2 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela500
Dominican Republic370110.0 %
Cuba380100.0 %
Senegal31702030.0 %
Haiti1560230.0 %
Colombia00110.0 %
India16050.0 %
Ghana100100.0 %
Russia100100.0 %
Armenia1900
unknown000
Nigeria000
El Salvador000
China1600
Nicaragua000
Peru000
Bangladesh500
Honduras000
Syria500
Ukraine500
Brazil000
Cameroon500
Jamaica000
Pakistan500
Afghanistan000
Angola500
Congo (Dem. Republic)1600
Guatemala000
Yemen000
Totals67002830.0 %

Asylum applications of refugees from Argentina

Argentina is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2019 there have been 435 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Argentina in other countries.

New Applications

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain2720120.0 %
United States340180.0 %
Italy340130.0 %
Mexico3000
Canada25050.0 %
Sweden140120.0 %
Germany110100.0 %
Costa Rica1000
Bolivia5050.0 %
Totals4350750.0 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain000
United States810110.0 %
Italy000
Mexico000
Canada50100.0 %
Sweden180100.0 %
Germany500
Costa Rica000
Bolivia000
Totals1090310.0 %


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)