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Asylum applications and refugees from the Dominican Republic

528 People from the Dominican Republic fled and applied for asylum in other countries in 2020, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.005% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, Uruguay and Spain. Overall, 97 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in France.

A total of 68 people fled to the United States from Dominican Republic. With 5 positive decisions, 12.50 percent of all new applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in the Dominican Republic.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Asylum applications of refugees from the Dominican Republic

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. 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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France12851124.3 %
Uruguay10000
Spain810580.0 %
United States6853512.5 %
Canada35050.0 %
Mexico32050.0 %
Argentina310550.0 %
Costa Rica2100
Greece110100.0 %
Italy110130.0 %
Netherlands5050.0 %
Germany500
Brazil0050.0 %
Ireland0050.0 %
Totals528103083.1 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France800710.0 %
Uruguay000
Spain000
United States262157816.1 %
Canada500
Mexico000
Argentina3900
Costa Rica5050.0 %
Greece0050.0 %
Italy000
Netherlands000
Germany000
Brazil000
Ireland000
Totals391151598.6 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic 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. Only in the year 2020 there have been 72 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela47050.0 %
Cuba2000
Colombia500
Totals72050.0 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Venezuela000
Cuba000
Colombia000
Totals000


National migrant stock from 1960 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 415,564 migrants lived in the Dominican Republic. 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.
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