The number of Egyptian immigrants who have obtained approval to immigrate and those who have acquired immigrant status reached 385 immigrants (main and accompanied) in 2018 compared to 348 immigrants in 2017, an increase of 10.6%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in its annual bulletin of the Egyptians obtained with approval called, “To migrate abroad and Egyptians with another nationality in 2018.”
The CAPMAS disclosed that Egyptian males who have obtained approval to immigrate and those who have acquired immigrant status was 319, representing 82.9% of the total number of immigrants, meanwhile female immigrants were 66, representing only 17.1% from the total number.
Concerning the education of the immigrants, the CAPMAS revealed that the number of graduates with bachelor’s degree (BA) from Egyptians who obtained the approval of immigration and who acquired the status of immigrant abroad reached 171 immigrants, representing 49.7% of the total number of main and accompanied immigrants in educational age cohorts.
In terms of the age group of the immigrants, the CAPMAS revealed that immigrants in the age group 40 to 44 years was 72, representing 18.7% of the total, ranking first in terms of number of Egyptians who have obtained approval of immigration and who acquired the status of immigrant abroad.
In terms of the countries that the Egyptians immigrate to, the CAPMAS revealed that the United States of came in first place, and the immigrants’ number was 140, representing 36.4 % of the total number.
Moreover, the CAPMAS showed that the number of immigrants who have acquired foreign citizenship reached 2,694 Egyptian in 2018, compared to 2,331 Egyptians in 2017. This is a hike of 15.6 %.
“1,285 Egyptians obtained permission of nationalisation while retaining the Egyptian nationality by 47.7%,” the CAPMAS further stated.
Unfortunately, the CAPMAS stated that 1,409 Egyptians obtained permission to naturalise, with no Egyptian nationality being retained at a rate of 52.3% of the total number.