Thursday, 29 June 2017

India on Top in Taking the Foreign Citizenship

India has reached the top spot in the list of countries in the world, whose citizens have adopted the foreign citizenship most. This shows that Indian citizens do not hesitate to take foreign citizenship. In 2015, 1.30 lakh citizens of Indian origin acquired citizenship of OECD member countries. Most of these works went abroad on the visa. After this, Mexico (1.12 lakh), Philippines (94,000) and China (78,000) have adopted the most foreign citizenship.

This information comes out in the International Migration Outlook (2017) report released on Thursday by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on Thursday. It has been reported in the report that in 2015, 20 million citizens got citizenship of OECD countries, which was 3 percent higher than in 2014. The OECD is a global think tank of 35 countries, including European countries, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Earlier it said in its report that the number of Indian expatriates in the world is highest. 156 lakh Indians reside abroad.


The Secretary General of the OECD said, "Improving the inclusion of migrants, their children and refugees is important in the direction of the inclusive and prosperous future for all." At the same time, China remains on top of the list of new migrants in the OECD. However, due to the rapid rise in the number of migrants as the refugee crisis started in Syria, India has dropped to the fifth position in this list.

The number of new migrants in OECD countries has been 70.39 lakh in 2015 and of these, China has 7.8 percent. In 2013, only one out of ten migrants were Chinese. The migration of Indians in OECD countries has declined. 4.4 in 2013, which was 3.9 in 2015. America, Britain, Canada, Australia and Germany in countries where Indians prefer to settle most. At the same time, international students have the highest number of Chinese and Indian citizens. In OECD countries, more than 50 percent of international students are from Asian countries.

In 2014, six lakh Chinese students had taken admission in foreign educational institutions, while during this time, 1.86 lakh students from India had the opportunity to get education abroad.
                                                                                             --Sonal

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