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

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela 2,157294598.3 % 500
Dominican Republic 1960640.0 % 370110.0 %
Cuba 18854510.0 % 380100.0 %
Senegal 9801730.0 % 31702030.0 %
Haiti 8652212.2 % 1560230.0 %
Colombia 65110100.0 % 00110.0 %
India 330220.0 % 16050.0 %
Ghana 26050.0 % 100100.0 %
Russia 2410566.7 % 100100.0 %
Armenia 210270.0 % 1900
unknown 20170100.0 % 000
Nigeria 1600 000
El Salvador 14100100.0 % 000
China 130120.0 % 1600
Nicaragua 1350100.0 % 000
Peru 1200 000
Bangladesh 1000 500
Honduras 1000 000
Syria 1021580.8 % 500
Ukraine 1011568.8 % 500
Brazil 500 000
Cameroon 500 500
Jamaica 550100.0 % 000
Pakistan 55550.0 % 500
Afghanistan 050100.0 % 000
Angola 0050.0 % 500
Congo (Dem. Republic) 050100.0 % 1600
Guatemala 050100.0 % 000
Yemen 050100.0 % 000
Totals 3,04241959941.2 % 67002830.0 %





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. Most successful have been the applications in the United States and in Italy.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Spain 2720120.0 % 000
United States 340180.0 % 810110.0 %
Italy 340130.0 % 000
Mexico 3000 000
Canada 25050.0 % 50100.0 %
Sweden 140120.0 % 180100.0 %
Germany 110100.0 % 500
Costa Rica 1000 000
Bolivia 5050.0 % 000
Totals 4350750.0 % 1090310.0 %



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)