Cyprus second in EU for residence permits
During 2017 Cyprus issued the second highest number of residence permits of all the EU member states; 22.1 per 1,000 Cypriot citizens; Malta was in first place with 23 permits per 1,000 Maltese citizens.
CYPRUS issued a total of 18,971 residence permits in its territory in 2017 putting it second behind Malta, according to Eurostat.
Out of the total number 18,971 permits, citizens of India received 4,710, (24.8%), there were 2,883 Russians (15.2%) followed by Nepal 1,406 (7.4%).
The total of 18,971 equates to 22.1 permits for 1,000 Cypriot citizens, this is the second highest percentage in the EU, behind Malta with 23 permits per 1,000.