EU Member States granted citizenship to over 800 thousand persons in 2017

07 Mar 2019

The latest Eurostat figures show that in 2017, 825,400 persons acquired citizenship of an EU Member State, a decrease of 17 % compared with 2016 (995,000 persons).

The largest group acquiring citizenship of an EU Member State are former European (38%) and African citizens (27%).

The most new citizenships were granted in the following EU Member States in 2017:

  • Italy: 146,605 (18 % of all citizenships granted in the EU in 2017)
  • United Kingdom: 123,106 (15%)
  • Germany: 115,421 (14%)
  • France: 114,274 (14%) and
  • Sweden: 68,898 (8 %)

In 2017, the largest groups that acquired citizenship of an EU Member State were citizens of:

  • Morocco: 67,900 (8.2%)
  • Albania: 58,900 (7.1 %)
  • India: 31,600 (3.8%)
  • Turkey: 29 900 (3.6%) and
  • Pakistan: 23,100 (2.8%)

The three largest groups of EU citizens acquiring citizenship of another EU Member State for this period were:

  • Romanians: 25,000 persons
  • Poles: 22,000 and
  • Britons: 15,000

Key figures for Ireland

8,195 persons were granted Irish citizenship in 2017.

The largest groups that acquired citizenship in Ireland were citizens of:

  • India: 700 persons
  • Nigeria: 500
  • Philippines: 400
  • Pakistan: 300
  • Brazil:  300
  • Other:  230

The top three EU citizens acquiring citizenship in Ireland in 2017 were:

  • Poles: 1,400
  • Romanians: 800
  • Britons: 500

For more information:

See: Eurostat News Release  41/2019 – 6 March 2019

Eurostat Acquisition of citizenship statistics (March 2019)

Eurostat Infographic: Acquisition of citizenship in the EU28

 

EU Member States granted citizenship to over 800 thousand persons in 2017 

Date Published: 06.03.2018

Sub-heading:  In 2017, 8,195 persons were granted Irish citizenship

The latest Eurostat figures show that in 2017, 825,400 persons acquired citizenship of an EU Member State, a decrease of 17 % compared with 2016 (995,000 persons).

The largest group acquiring citizenship of an EU Member State are former European (38%) and African citizens (27%).

The most new citizenships were granted in the following EU Member States in 2017:

Italy: 146,605 (18 % of all citizenships granted in the EU in 2017)

·         United Kingdom: 123,106 (15%)

·         Germany: 115,421 (14%)

·         France: 114,274 (14%) and

·         Sweden: 68,898 (8 %)

In 2017, the largest groups that acquired citizenship of an EU Member State were citizens of:

·         Morocco: 67,900 (8.2%)

·         Albania: 58,900 (7.1 %)

·         India: 31,600 (3.8%)

·         Turkey: 29 900 (3.6%) and

·         Pakistan: 23,100 (2.8%)

The three largest groups of EU citizens acquiring citizenship of another EU Member State for this period were:

·         Romanians: 25,000 persons

·         Poles: 22,000 and

·         Britons: 15,000

Key figures for Ireland 

8,195 persons were granted Irish citizenship in 2017.

The largest groups that acquired citizenship in Ireland were citizens of:

·         India:

700 persons

 

·         Nigeria:

500

·          

·         Philippines:

400

·          

·         Pakistan:

300

·          

·         Brazil:

300

·          

·         Other:

230

·          

 

The top three EU citizens acquiring citizenship in Ireland in 2017 were:

·         Poles: 1,400

·         Romanians: 800

·         Britons: 500

For more information: 

See: Eurostat News Release  41/2019 – 6 March 2019  https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/9641781/3-06032019-AP-EN.pdf/2236b272-24b1-4b59-ade4-748361331b18

Eurostat Acquisition of citizenship statistics (March 2019) 

Eurostat Infographic: Acquisition of citizenship in the EU28 

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