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Number of foreigners residing in the Czech Republic is rising
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Number of foreigners residing in the Czech Republic is rising

Prague, Feb 20 (CTK) - The number of foreigners with permanent or temporary stay rose by 28,950 in the Czech Republic last year, having reached 595,881 persons, according to the report on migration in the last quarter of 2019, the Interior Ministry has released on its website. Most of them are Ukrainians, Slovaks and Vietnamese. Out of the registered foreigners, almost one-half have temporary stay and the rest permanent stay. One-half of the former asked for its over employment. The reason is followed by family reunification, studies and business. One quarter (145,518) of foreigners with permanent or temporary stay were from Ukraine, one-fifth (121,278) from Slovakia. Vietnam accounted for 10 percent of legally staying foreigners (61,952), followed by citizens of Russia (38,207), Poland (21,767), Germany (21,487), Bulgaria (17,183), Romania (16,824), Mongolia (9,851) and Britain (8,332). The total number does not include the foreigners with a legal stay on the basis of the Schengen visas and unregistered EU citizens. Last year, the Interior Ministry recorded 1,922 applications for international protection, which was about 13 percent more than a year ago. The surge was due to the rising number of expediently submitted applications for international protection by Armenians at the Vaclav Havel…

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