Asylum applications and refugees from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

36 people from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have fled in 2018 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.033% of all residents. The choice of possible host countries with Canada and the United Kingdom very limited. The most successful have been the refugees in the United Kingdom and in Canada.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2018. 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
Canada 20253144.6 % 05838.5 %
United Kingdom 167846.7 % 700
Totals 36323945.1 % 75838.5 %

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 4,577 migrants lived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 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.