Table 5.1: Long-term immigration by citizenship status (flows)
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UNECE Clearing House on Migration Statistics is a platform for data exchange on migration statistics for countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) established with the purpose of improving the understanding migration processes and the systems of measuring migration in the region. The data are presented as submitted by national statistical offices.

For more information about the methodology of producing statistics on international migration in EECCA region, please refer to the UNECE Handbook on the Use of Administrative Sources and Sample Surveys to Measure International Migration in CIS Countries and the documentation of UNECE Workshops on Migration Statistics.
Definition: Unless noted otherwise, an international migrant is defined as any person who changes his or her country of usual residence. A long-term migrant is a person who moves to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for a period of at least a year. A short-term migrant is a person who moves to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for a period of at least 3 months but less than a year.
Country: Armenia
Data source: 2001, 2011 - population and housing census; 2015 and onwards - population register.
Country: Azerbaijan
Data indicate the number of persons who obtained a permanent residence permit in Azerbaijan. Azer citizens returning from abroad are not included in the total number.
Data source: residence permits.
Country: Belarus
Data source: residence permits.
Country: Georgia
From 2013, long-term migration refers to those who have left or moved to Georgia for at least 6 months.
Data source: 2002 - population and housing census; 2012 and onwards - border cards.
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Data source: administrative source.
Country: Russian Federation
2011 break in series: the Russian Federation introduced a new methodology for estimating immigration. From 2011 onwards, the source of data on international migration (long-term immigration) is registration at the place of residence and at the place of stay for a period of 9 months or more in the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Information provided by the Russian Federation. The General Assembly has addressed the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in resolution 68/262 of 27 March 2014.
Data source: administrative source.
Country: Ukraine
Data source: 2001 - population and housing census; 2011, 2012 - residence permits.
Country: Uzbekistan
Data from 2011 to 2014 include internal migrants within Uzbekistan.
Data source: administrative source.


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