A new report said that there was an increase of almost 23 percent last year in foreign citizens holding a residence permit. Between 2015 and 2019, the number of foreigners in Portugal increased by around 200,000. More than 74 thousand foreign citizens applied for Portuguese nationality in 2019, the highest value of the last five years. Brazilians remain the main foreign community residing in the country, followed by Cape Verdeans and Britons.