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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 inBolivia.

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

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
United States1925518.9 %
Spain930290.0 %
Mexico27050.0 %
Ireland1451033.3 %
Brazil11050.0 %
Canada10100100.0 %
France80110.0 %
United Kingdom50100.0 %
Slovenia500
Sweden5050.0 %
Italy0050.0 %
Totals3702013113.2 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
United States5600
Spain000
Mexico000
Ireland5050.0 %
Brazil000
Canada000
France7050.0 %
United Kingdom500
Slovenia000
Sweden90100.0 %
Italy000
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

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

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Venezuela000
Colombia000
Peru000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 142,989 migrants lived in Bolivia. 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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