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Asylum applications and refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina

1,488 people from Bosnia and Herzegovina fled in 2021 and applied for asylum in other countries, according to UNHCR data. This corresponds to approximately 0.046% of all residents. The most common destination countries have been Germany, France and Italy. Overall, 98 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Canada and the United Kingdom.

In a second table below you can additionally find the refugees who came from abroad and applied for asylum inBosnia and Herzegovina.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 to 2021

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

Asylum applications of refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2021. 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

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany67704170.0 %
France554109971.0 %
Italy14552516.7 %
Belgium400300.0 %
United States220100.0 %
Switzerland180130.0 %
Sweden160190.0 %
Austria60110.0 %
Denmark5050.0 %
Netherlands500
Canada050100.0 %
United Kingdom050100.0 %
Greece000
Croatia0050.0 %
Iceland000
Totals1,488251,5321.6 %

Reviews

DestinationAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Germany1,3550690.0 %
France4325578.1 %
Italy000
Belgium1500
United States7050.0 %
Switzerland000
Sweden410560.0 %
Austria000
Denmark000
Netherlands600
Canada000
United Kingdom000
Greece5050.0 %
Croatia000
Iceland5050.0 %
Totals1,86651972.5 %

Asylum applications from 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. In the year 2021, there have been 150 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Iran.

New Applications

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Turkey33050.0 %
Afghanistan31050.0 %
Pakistan300140.0 %
Iran2851229.4 %
Iraq1200
Morocco1100
Syria500
North Macedonia0050.0 %
stateless000
Totals15054110.9 %

Reviews

OriginAppliedAcceptedRejectedAcceptance
rate
Turkey6050.0 %
Afghanistan60100.0 %
Pakistan5050.0 %
Iran100120.0 %
Iraq000
Morocco000
Syria000
North Macedonia000
stateless5050.0 %
Totals320370.0 %


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 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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