Asylum applications and refugees from Jamaica

651 people from Jamaica have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.022% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Canada, United States and Trinidad and Tobago. The most successful have been the refugees in Spain and in Argentina.

A total of 40 people from Jamaica fled to Germany. With a total of 10 positive decisions 40.00 percent of all applications have been accepted.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Jamaica

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

Canada211806754.4 %
United States1701056362.5 %
Trinidad and Tobago8513572.2 %
United Kingdom785617.6 %
Germany40101540.0 %
Spain25320100.0 %
Netherlands1910566.7 %
France135550.0 %
Argentina550100.0 %
Mexico550100.0 %
Totals65127022155.0 %


Canada4653512.5 %
United States268129011.8 %
Trinidad and Tobago000
United Kingdom38182541.9 %
Germany10050.0 %
Sweden5050.0 %
Totals3673516017.9 %

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 23,167 migrants lived in Jamaica. 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.