CAPMAS: Number of Egyptians who acquired immigrant status falls by 47.4% in 2020

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Sun, 09 May 2021 - 11:45 GMT

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) - CC

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) - CC

CAIRO, May 9 (MENA) - The number of Egyptians who gained immigrant status declined by 47.4% from 350 in 2019 to 184 in 2020 due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on Sunday.

The number of Egyptians who gained immigration approvals reached 153 main immigrants and 31 accompanied ones, the report said.

The US ranked first in terms of the number of Egyptians who gained approval for immigration with 65 people, representing 35.3% of total number.

The CAPMAS report stated that the vast majority of Egyptians who gained immigrant status were males numbering159 at 86.4% compared to only 25 female immigrants.

The report revealed that the number of well-educated immigrants reached 79 at 46.2 percent.

Age-wise, immigrants aged from 35 to 39 years old were high on Egyptian immigrants percentage, reaching 41 people by 22.3%.

The number of Egyptians who gained foreign nationalities reached 2,611 in 2020, compared to 2,616 in 2019, with a decrease of 0.2%. 

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