According to the OECD report released in Paris – International Migration Outlook.. Indians are the leading among foreigners who have acquired the citizenship of rich-countries in 2023. Between 2021-2022, Canada recorded a 174 percent growth in citizenship grants to foreigners. Last year also the largest number of foreign nationals acquired OECD country citizenship. 25 percent more foreigners have been granted citizenship in these countries than in 2021. The report did not reveal the complete data for 2022. But since 2019, Indians are the most when it comes to acquiring citizenships of OECD countries.
In 2021, around 1.3 lakh Indians will acquire citizenship of OECD member countries… in 2019, the number is around 1.5 lakh. The Chinese are at the fifth position in this list. About 57,000 Chinese became citizens of these countries that year. Among the 38 member countries of OECD that issued passports to Indian migrants in 2021, the US (56,000), Australia (24,000) and Canada (21,000) occupied the top three positions.
Meanwhile, a report revealed that the number of people giving up their Indian citizenship has increased. Rich people are moving abroad with their families for a better standard of living. There is no shying away from spending huge sums for citizenship in other countries. In fact, the Center has announced in Parliament that 16,21,561 people have renounced Indian citizenship in the last decade.
Queuing up to go to neighboring countries, they are fighting for citizenship there. As a result, lakhs of applications are pending in the respective countries. 4,16,000 applications for permanent residence are pending in the US alone. This year, 78 thousand Indians have taken citizenship in America, Australia, Canada, Britain and other countries.