Refugees from the Dominican Republic

946 people from the Dominican Republic have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.009% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, United States and Brazil. Overall, 97 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and in France.

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 2016. 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 37903740.0 % 2420580.0 %
United States 12000 24264811.1 %
Brazil 1070240.0 % 000
Greece 670340.0 % 15050.0 %
Chile 640160.0 % 000
Argentina 520210.0 % 000
Canada 44171160.7 % 000
Spain 4000 000
Panama 3300 000
Italy 200130.0 % 000
Peru 110120.0 % 000
Belgium 9090.0 % 11050.0 %
Costa Rica 000 500
Totals 946175143.2 % 51561164.9 %

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 2016 there have been 41 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Venezuela 1900 000
Colombia 700 000
Cuba 500 000
Haiti 500 000
Turkey 500 000
Totals 4100 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.