Asylum applications and refugees from the Dominican Republic

754 people from the Dominican Republic fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.007% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Mexico, United States and France. Overall, 81 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the Netherlands and Canada.

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Asylum applications of refugees from the Dominican Republic

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

Mexico200142734.1 %
United States1470400.0 %
France10351064.5 %
Spain960200.0 %
Canada52321765.3 %
Costa Rica4100
Italy2051229.4 %
Argentina1554011.1 %
Brazil60100.0 %
Greece50120.0 %
Netherlands050100.0 %
Totals7546628418.9 %


United States2160720.0 %
France530630.0 %
Canada180120.0 %
Costa Rica000
Greece5050.0 %
Totals32601520.0 %

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 603,794 migrants lived in the Dominican Republic, representing about 1 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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