Spain, the second European country that grants the most residence permits to foreigners!

17 Aug 2022
Spain, the second European country that grants the most residence permits to foreigners!

More than 370,000 non-EU people obtained a residence permit in Spain in 2021. This is the second highest figure in the entire European Union, according to Eurostat statistics compiled by the Servimedia agency.

Specifically, Spain represented 13% of the total residence permits granted to foreigners during the past year in the Twenty-seven. The total volume in the EU exceeded 2.952 million, only surpassed by the 2.955 million permits granted in 2019, just before the health crisis. Compared to 2020, the number has grown by 31% (that is, by almost 694,000 units), including permits issued for work, family, education or international protection reasons, among others.

The community statistics office places Poland as the country that gave the most residence permits to non-EU citizens (967,300 units, a third of the total), followed by Spain and France (285,200 permits, which corresponds to 10% of all the European Union).

The ranking that Spain has led is that of residence permits issued for family reasons, reaching 159,200 units and 5% of the total, ahead of Italy (120,500) and France (93,300). Poland, for its part, led the figure for work reasons (790,100 permits, 27% of the total), while France was the country that granted the most permits for educational reasons (90,600, 3% of the EU).

Italy, on the other hand, was the country in which the number of permits issued grew the most, going from 105,700 in 2020 to 274,100 in 2021 (159% more). Finland was the second most prominent, with an increase of 132% (with 57,300 units, compared to 24,800 the previous year) and Poland, the third (registered an increase of 62%, going from 598,000 to 967,300 permits in 12 months). . There were only decreases in Germany (-41%, to 185,200 units in 2021), Lithuania (-7%, with 21,000) and Croatia (-4%, after granting 33,600 permits).

Work was the main reason for permits granted to Ukrainians (88% of all first residence permits), ahead of Belarusians (47%), Indians (41%) and Russians (35%). In contrast, education permits were mostly issued to Chinese (43%) and Americans (32%), while family was the main reason for permits issued to Moroccans (59%), Brazilians (41%) and Turks. (33%).

Source and data taken from Idealista More than 370,000 non-EU people obtained a residence permit in Spain in 2021. This is the second highest figure in the entire European Union, according to Eurostat statistics compiled by the Servimedia agency.

Specifically, Spain represented 13% of the total residence permits granted to foreigners during the past year in the Twenty-seven. The total volume in the EU exceeded 2.952 million, only surpassed by the 2.955 million permits granted in 2019, just before the health crisis. Compared to 2020, the number has grown by 31% (that is, by almost 694,000 units), including permits issued for work, family, education or international protection reasons, among others.

The community statistics office places Poland as the country that gave the most residence permits to non-EU citizens (967,300 units, a third of the total), followed by Spain and France (285,200 permits, which corresponds to 10% of all the European Union).

The ranking that Spain has led is that of residence permits issued for family reasons, reaching 159,200 units and 5% of the total, ahead of Italy (120,500) and France (93,300). Poland, for its part, led the figure for work reasons (790,100 permits, 27% of the total), while France was the country that granted the most permits for educational reasons (90,600, 3% of the EU).

Italy, on the other hand, was the country in which the number of permits issued grew the most, going from 105,700 in 2020 to 274,100 in 2021 (159% more). Finland was the second most prominent, with an increase of 132% (with 57,300 units, compared to 24,800 the previous year) and Poland, the third (registered an increase of 62%, going from 598,000 to 967,300 permits in 12 months). . There were only decreases in Germany (-41%, to 185,200 units in 2021), Lithuania (-7%, with 21,000) and Croatia (-4%, after granting 33,600 permits).

Work was the main reason for permits granted to Ukrainians (88% of all first residence permits), ahead of Belarusians (47%), Indians (41%) and Russians (35%). In contrast, education permits were mostly issued to Chinese (43%) and Americans (32%), while family was the main reason for permits issued to Moroccans (59%), Brazilians (41%) and Turks. (33%).

Source and data taken from Idealista

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