Refugees from Bhutan

129 people from Bhutan have fled in 2016 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.016% of all residents. The mostly chosen host country has been the United States. Overall, 100 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Asylum applications of refugees from Bhutan

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 States 10400 700
France 900 072125.0 %
Australia 800 000
Germany 800 000
Totals 12900 772125.0 %

National migrant stock from 1995 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 51,106 migrants lived in Bhutan. 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.