Asylum applications and refugees from Bolivia

370 people from Bolivia fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.003% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been the United States, Spain and Mexico. Overall, 87 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and Ireland.

A total of 192 people fled to the United States from Bolivia. With 5 positive decisions, 8.93 percent of all new applications have been accepted. Another 51 applications were rejected, and no decisions were made on those remaining in 2021.

In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum in Bolivia.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Bolivia

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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

United States1925518.9 %
Spain930290.0 %
Mexico27050.0 %
Ireland1451033.3 %
Brazil11050.0 %
Canada10100100.0 %
France80110.0 %
United Kingdom50100.0 %
Sweden5050.0 %
Italy0050.0 %
Totals3702013113.2 %


United States5600
Ireland5050.0 %
France7050.0 %
United Kingdom500
Sweden90100.0 %
Totals820200.0 %

Asylum applications from foreign refugees in Bolivia

Bolivia 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. In the year 2021, there have been 41 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Peru.

New Applications

Venezuela2101670.0 %
Colombia20050.0 %
Peru05550.0 %
Totals4151772.7 %



National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 164,121 migrants lived in Bolivia, representing about 0 percent of the total population. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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