Immigration – Permanent Residence Permit (Residence Permit)



The idea of immigration and emigration

Migration refers to the movement of people to another country.

It is the act of moving permanently to another country or for a prolonged period.

Emigration is the act of emigrating from one’s country.

An immigration visa is issued to foreigners who are interested in permanent residence status in another country.

Temporary Residence Permit (TPL), which allows you to temporarily stay in the country, is issued on the basis an immigrant visa. You can extend your permit and get a permanent residence permit.

Permanent residence permit (PERM), a right to permanent residence granted to an immigrant who has lived in the country for more than a year. Sometimes, permanent residency can be obtained with an immigrant visa. This depends on the country and method of immigration.

Permanent resident is a holder of either a permanent residence or permanent residence permit. A permanent resident is usually granted all rights, except for political rights.

An expatriate (or expatriate) is someone who has left their country to live temporarily or permanently in another country. This is usually accompanied by the loss of citizenship.

The top countries to immigrate

The stages of immigration

Selecting a country and immigration method.

How to obtain a visa depending on the immigration method

The process of obtaining a residence permit and leaving the country.

Permanent residence permit and living in the country

After three years of residency in the country, you can apply for citizenship.

Methods of Immigration

Educational immigration: A student who has graduated from an international higher education institution is eligible to work and remain in the country.

Labor immigration – A professional who finds a job and stays in the country to work.

Business immigration is when an entrepreneur opens or purchases a business in a country. The investor then contributes to the economy. Sometimes, immigration for investors is not allocated in the same direction.

Marriage immigration – A bride/groom enters a country, marries a citizen/resident, and is then legally recognized as a spouse.

Family reunification: Close relatives (usually spouses or minor children) who are citizens or residents enter the country with the right to permanent residence.

Humanitarian Immigration – Refugees or people persecuted because of their political, religious or other beliefs are granted protection by the state and allowed to remain in the country.

Special immigration programs – certain categories of people have the right to permanent residency (or citizenship) (e.g. returnees).

Student immigration

Main article Student immigration


You can immigrate to another nation by obtaining a student visa. After graduation, you will be able to find work and study in the country. Students at high schools, vocational schools, and universities are eligible for student visas. A work visa may be obtained by a foreign graduate after graduation for internships or employment. You must first register at an educational institution to be eligible for a student visa. Once you have received confirmation of enrollment, you can apply for a work visa. The visa is valid for one year. After that, the student can enter the country to apply for a residence permit.


Studying while you work

Students can work in many countries while they study, which can help reduce living costs. This may require a permit. Some employers may place restrictions on how many hours students can work each week, or they might restrict their ability to work at all.


Countries that allow student immigration

Labor Immigration

You must find work before you can immigrate as worker. This includes getting an invitation from your boss and finding a job. Once you have done this, you can apply to get a work visa. This will allow you entry into the country and give you a residence permit.

Countries that allow labor migration

Salary per Month: Comparison by Country

Immigration for business

The state of any country needs to allow foreign investors and businessmen to enter the country. They can provide capital inflows, create jobs and fill a gap in the market. You must be well prepared for business immigration: research the market and conditions, locate start-up capital, negotiate directly with local authorities, create a business plan, and study the local economy. The host state must be convinced in the economic success and future growth of the enterprise. Once the candidate has prepared and received goodwill in the form a invitation to apply, he is eligible to apply for a visa. Once the visa is granted, it’s possible to enter the country and apply for a residence permit. Investors need to invest in securities, government bonds, or real estate, and then keep those investments for the period required by law. Investors can apply for a visa and become citizens or residents of the country.

Business tax in different countries

Marriage Immigration

This is the easiest method to immigrate. It doesn’t require any language skills, education or professional experience. The average time it takes to become a citizen through marital immigration is two years less than the other categories. A special visa for fiancees is required to enter the country to marry a citizen or resident. You can then apply for a residence permit, permanent residency, or citizenship depending on where you live.


Family reunification

Close relatives of citizens or permanent residents are granted the right to immigrate (spouses, children, siblings, parents and brothers, depending on where they live). Relatives who are in need of medical treatment in a state can also have the right to citizenship and immigration. This is possible in Germany, for instance. You must prove your family connection by submitting birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other documentation to immigrate to another nation for a loved one. The visa is issued and the applicant can enter the country. Depending on the country, the resident permit or permanent residence are granted to the candidate.


Status of Refugee

Individuals who have suffered persecution in their country, or those who fled because of war, famine, or poverty, can apply for asylum in another country. Although the conditions and methods of humanitarian immigration may vary from one country to another, all applicants must show that they are truly in urgent need of protection or asylum. You should have as many physical evidence as you can: photographs, medical certificates, threats letters, opinions from international courts, correspondence with human right defenders, etc. These documents will be required to get a refugee visa to another country and for protection once you arrive in the state.


Programs that are special

Some states also have unique immigration programs worth your attention, in addition to traditional methods of immigrating. Take, for example:


Jewish Immigration Program (Germany);

Late Settlers Program (Germany);

Green Card Lottery (USA)

Atlantic Immigration Program (Canada), etc.

Family immigration

The immigrant can bring with him/her spouse and children when applying for a visa to enter the country. It is important to apply for visas for each member of the family in this situation. Sometimes, language proficiency is necessary not only for the main applicant but also for the family members. This should be stated when selecting the country. All members of the family must apply in person.


How to increase your chances of getting a visa

Demonstrate financial solvency

You must show proof that you are fluent in the language of the country where you wish to immigrate.

Reprezent in-demand profession on the labour market in the chosen state

You don’t need a criminal record.

Gather all required documents. Omissions can lead to refusal.

It is important to read the requirements for immigrant in your chosen country or category.

Recognizing your citizenship and residency

The immigrant is issued a temporary residence permit (Residence Permit), or a right to permanent residence (Permanent Resident). This can be done either at the local immigration office, or with the police depending on where you are located.


To be eligible for citizenship, you must have lived in the country for at least 3 to 5 years with a primary or residence permit. The law in the country and the immigration method will determine the length of this period. Citizens have the right to vote and to be elected. This is in contrast to temporary and permanent residents. Because their passports permit visa-free entry into almost all countries in the world, many people seek citizenship from countries like Australia, Germany and the United States. The process of becoming a citizen can take from one to twelve weeks.


Purchase a residence permit/citizenship

States will grant citizenship or a residence permit to anyone who is willing to invest in the country’s economy. This is sometimes called “obtaining a golden visa”. It is actually the right to a citizenship or residence permit that the investor gets after he has purchased real estate/investment. The investor might also need to ensure that there are no criminal convictions in his account or that he has registered for health insurance. The most common requirements for investors are to stay in the country for a few months per year, not withdraw his investments for many years, and to have a steady income of a certain amount.


Because of their proximity to Europe, they are the best choice for this type of migration. They have the potential to allow visa-free entry into many countries.


These are the best countries for a permanent residence permit or residence permit.

The basic requirements of citizenship

A residence permit or permanent residence permit allows you to live in the country for several year.

Investments that guarantee citizenship without the need for a visa or residence permit/permanent residence permit

Language certificate – Knowledge of the language in the country

Certificate of proficiency in the cultural, political and social structure (certificate for passing the citizenship exam or the equivalent).

If required by law, you may have to give up your previous citizenship.


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