Asylum applications and refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina

1,364 people from Bosnia and Herzegovina have fled in 2019 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.041% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been France, Germany and the Netherlands. Overall, 95 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in the United States and in Austria.

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

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 to 2019

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
France 787223755.5 % 276129211.5 %
Germany 28602510.0 % 34701020.0 %
Netherlands 720590.0 % 22050.0 %
Italy 675617.6 % 000
Sweden 640530.0 % 860660.0 %
Switzerland 240180.0 % 2000
United States 21121348.0 % 33101835.7 %
Austria 1852715.6 % 000
Belgium 15050.0 % 000
Denmark 5050.0 % 500
Slovenia 5050.0 % 000
Norway 0050.0 % 000
Totals 1,364448774.8 % 789222837.2 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 2019 there have been 762 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Iran and from Afghanistan.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Iraq 32700 000
Iran 1215550.0 % 500
Afghanistan 790140.0 % 100100.0 %
Turkey 7400 000
Pakistan 68050.0 % 5050.0 %
Syria 5800 000
West Bank 1000 000
India 1000 000
Libya 5050.0 % 000
Morocco 500 000
Somalia 500 000
Totals 76252914.7 % 200150.0 %

National migrant stock from 1990 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 34,803 migrants lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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.