Nationals of Morocco, Albania, China, and Ukraine have obtained the highest number of Italian residence permits as of January 2020.
According to data provided by Statista, as of January 2020, the Italian authorities issued the highest number of residence permits to nationals of Morocco.
A total of 428,835 Moroccans obtained an Italian residence permit by the first month of 2020, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
The second non-EU nationality to obtain the most Italian residence permits during this period are Albanians, with a total of 416,703 permits issued.
Nationals of China also obtained a high number of Italian residence permits. The data shows that Italy issued a total of 301,073 permits to Chinese nationals.
The above-mentioned countries are followed by Ukraine, India, and the Philippines. As of January 2020, Italy issued 230,639 residence permits to Ukrainians. During the same period, the Italian authorities issued 165,663 permits to nationals of India and 157,664 to nationals of the Philippines.
On the other hand, at the end of the scale stand Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, and Moldova. As of January 2022, the Italian authorities issued 148,389 residence permits to nationals of Bangladesh, 141,452 to those from Egypt, 131,173 to those from Pakistan, and 119,603 to those from Moldova.
Previously, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that non-EU citizens account for 5.3 per cent of the total EU population. According to the Statistical Office of the European Union, Eurostat, in January 2021, there were around 23.7 million citizens of non-member states living in one of the EU Member States.
The same revealed that in January 2021, there were 13.7 million people living in one of the Member States with the citizenship of another Member State.
“On 1 January 2021, there were 23.7 million citizens of non-member countries living in one of the EU Member States, representing 5.3 per cent of the EU population. In addition, there were 13.7 million people living in one of the EU Member States with the citizenship of another EU Member State,” the statement of Eurostat reads.
The largest numbers of non-nationals living in the EU Member States were found in Germany – 10.6 million people, Spain – 5.4 million, and France and Italy both with 5.2 million. Non-nationals living in these four EU Member States collectively represented 70.3 per cent of the total number of non-nationals living in the EU.
In relative terms, Luxembourg had the highest share of non-nationals as of January 2021 – 47 per cent of its total population. A high proportion of non-national was also observed in Malta, Cyprus, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, and Spain.