Refugees from Jamaica

663 people from Jamaica have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.023% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Overall, 67 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in the Netherlands.

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

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 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
United Kingdom 239151887.4 % 5693420.9 %
United States 180220100.0 % 1620700.0 %
Canada 154717249.7 % 000
Netherlands 33311075.6 % 000
Germany 2800 000
Trinidad and Tobago 1500 000
France 7070.0 % 0060.0 %
Panama 700 000
Totals 66313927733.4 % 21891107.6 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Jamaica

Jamaica 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 17 asylum applications from refugees of other countries.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Cuba 1700 000
Totals 1700 000

National migrant stock from 1995 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.