In 2014 the EU issued 2.3 mln official residence permits, most of which were received by the citizens of Ukraine. This data appeared on the official statistical agency of the European Union.
Accordingly, last year 300 thousand Ukrainians were granted with their residence permits. It is 13.1% of the total amount. Americans took the second place - almost 200 thousand or 8.6%. Chinese go after - 170 thousand (7.4%), and Indians - 135 thousand. (5.8%). In general, as noted, representatives of the four countries have obtained one third of all residence permits issued by the EU.
Ukrainians mainly obtained permits on the basis of employment 68.2% of the total. And some 7% got the permits for family reasons and education.
Chinese and Indians are mostly applied for residence permits to obtain education, Moroccans and Turks – for some family reasons.
Poland is the top country for granting residence permits for Ukrainians 247 thousand. Russians took eights position (after Belarus) in the list of people who moved into the European Union in 2014, particularly, 73.8 thousand.