Almost 18 thousand migrants arrived in Yakutsk in the first half of 2019
Yakutia 24 TV channel with the reference to the City Mayor’s Office Press Service: 17890 foreign citizens and stateless persons arrived in the capital of the republic for six months of 2019.
According to the municipality, this figure is 2,9% more than in the same period in 2018 (18433 people). 8067 foreign citizens arrived in Yakutsk for the first time, of which 6661 people, or 76,1%, came for further employment. The number of foreign citizens, registered at the place of residence, also decreased by 16,5%.
“The number of foreign citizens arriving from far abroad decreased by 9,5% compared to the previous period, from 1775 to 1606 people. China citizens make the most of foreign citizens, who arrived on a visa basis, that is 1052 people, 65,5%,” the official statement says.
For the first half of 2019, 599, 547, 312 foreigners applied for registration of a temporary residence permit, residence permit and acquisition of the RF citizenship, respectively.