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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

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France787223755.5 %
Germany28602510.0 %
Netherlands720590.0 %
Italy675617.6 %
Sweden640530.0 %
Switzerland240180.0 %
United States21121348.0 %
Austria1852715.6 %
Belgium15050.0 %
Denmark5050.0 %
Slovenia5050.0 %
Norway0050.0 %
Totals1,364448774.8 %

Reviews

Destinationappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
France276129211.5 %
Germany34701020.0 %
Netherlands22050.0 %
Italy000
Sweden860660.0 %
Switzerland2000
United States33101835.7 %
Austria000
Belgium000
Denmark500
Slovenia000
Norway000
Totals789222837.2 %

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.

New Applications

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq32700
Iran1215550.0 %
Afghanistan790140.0 %
Turkey7400
Pakistan68050.0 %
Syria5800
West Bank1000
India1000
Libya5050.0 %
Morocco500
Somalia500
Totals76252914.7 %

Reviews

Originappliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Iraq000
Iran500
Afghanistan100100.0 %
Turkey000
Pakistan5050.0 %
Syria000
West Bank000
India000
Libya000
Morocco000
Somalia000
Totals200150.0 %


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.