At the end of 2019, the number of foreigners with a residence permit in Albania decreased by 4.6% from 2018, resulting in 13,507 people, according to INSTAT.
According to statistics published by INSTAT, the number of applications for residence permits in Albania in 2019 was 8,241 applications.
There are 2,753 foreigners from Italy, 1,730 from Turkey and 1,703 from Kosovo. These are the largest number of foreigners with a residence permit in Albania in 2019.
Employment is the main reason for the residence permits of foreigners in Albania in 2019, with 55%.
In 2019, 11,890 illegal foreigners were detected in the country, with 57.4% of them from Iraq and Syria./ibna