Asylum applications and refugees in Aruba

388 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2018 in Aruba - according to UNHCR. The amount of the origin countries with Venezuela and Colombia very limited. A total of 0 decisions have been made on initial applications.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

Back to overview: Aruba

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Aruba

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Venezuela 38100 000
Colombia 700 000
Totals 38800 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 36,114 migrants lived in Aruba. 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.