Over 7,000 EU residence permits issued to Ukrainians in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

The main reason for a first residence permit being issued in the EU was for employment-related reasons
15:00, 28 November 2020

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The largest group of foreigners who received the first EU residence permits in 2019 were Ukrainians. This is reported by Deutsche welle with reference to the EU statistical office (Eurostat).

According to statistics from the European Union, 757,000 Ukrainian citizens were issued a residence permit last year. Almost four-fifths of the permits were issued by Poland. For 87% of Ukrainians, the main reason for obtaining a residence permit was work.

Related: 3,600 Ukrainians moved to U.S. for permanent residence in 2019

The second largest group of foreigners who were allowed to live by the European Union in 2019 are citizens of Morocco - 133,000 people, followed by Indians (131,000 people), Chinese (110,000), Brazilians (101,000), Syrians (95,000) and Russians (76,000).

Related: Zelensky instructed to simplify registration of residence permit for Belarusian IT specialists

Among them, the main reasons for obtaining the first residence permit in the EU are family circumstances (33%), work (25%) and education (17%). Poland issued a quarter of all first residence permits to citizens of non-EU countries (724,000).

As we reported earlier, over the past year, Americans adopted 298 children from Ukraine.

Of these, 54% were boys, 46% girls. Of all those adopted in the United States, 150 children were teenagers from 13 to 17 years old. Another 109 children who were adopted by American couples were between the ages of 5 and 12.

Related: Russia simplifies procedure of obtaining residence permit for Ukrainians

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