Asylum applications and refugees from the Dominican Republic

1,257 people from the Dominican Republic have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.012% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, Argentina and Uruguay. Overall, 93 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in the United States.

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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Development of asylum applications from citizens from the Dominican Republic 2000 to 2019

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from the Dominican Republic

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2019. 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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
France 37553521.4 % 2910540.0 %
Argentina 1960640.0 % 370110.0 %
Uruguay 19300 000
Spain 16551054.5 % 000
Brazil 123050.0 % 000
Canada 74161847.1 % 10050.0 %
United States 42166819.0 % 3551611112.6 %
Italy 2853412.8 % 000
Greece 20050.0 % 000
Germany 11050.0 % 0050.0 %
Chile 100130.0 % 000
Netherlands 1000 000
Ecuador 5050.0 % 000
Panama 500 000
Totals 1,257476746.5 % 693161867.9 %

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 2019 there have been 179 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Venezuela.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Venezuela 179050.0 % 000
Totals 179050.0 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 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.