Asylum applications and refugees on the Turks and Caicos Islands

16 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 on the Turks and Caicos Islands — according to UNHCR. All these refugees had come from Sri Lanka. A total of 15 decisions have been made on initial applications. Around 67% of them were answered positively. 33 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. The most successful have been the applications of refugees from Sri Lanka.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications from foreign refugees on the Turks and Caicos Islands

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptances or rejections) does not have to add up with the number of applications because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also, they don't 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

Sri Lanka1610566.7 %
Totals1610566.7 %


Sri Lanka000

National migrant stock from 1960 to 2020

In 2020 a total of 25,748 migrants lived on the Turks and Caicos Islands, representing about 0 percent of the total population. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The numbers includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.
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