• Have you ever applied for long term residence?
• When did you apply?
• What happened to your application?
• What problems did you have applying?
• How has becoming a long-term resident helped you personally?
• Do you want to become a long-term resident? Why not?
• Why do you not want to become a long-term resident?
• How might becoming a long-term resident help you personally?
HAVE YOU EVER APPLIED FOR LONG TERM RESIDENCE?
Foreign residents in ICS cities acquired some form of long-term residence after residing in the country for six or more years.
This figure excludes foreign residents who naturalised as citizens.
DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A LONG-TERM RESIDENT?
Overall, between 80 and 95% of immigrants surveyed in most ICS countries are or want to become long-term residents.
Most temporary migrants in new
countries of immigration also want
to become long-term residents.
In most ICS countries, the average applicant for long-term residence applied not long after the minimum required period of residence. Applicants usually applied after five years’ residence in most countries.
Several people applying for long-term residence had to overcome obstacles with the policies and the ways that they are implemented in different cities.
Policies and the way they are implemented create
problems for people applying
People who became long-term residents said that this secure residence status helped them feel more settled, often get better jobs, and sometimes get better educated and involved.
get better jobs and feel more settled