Chad Emigration and Immigration

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Chad Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

"Emigration" means moving out of a country. "Immigration" means moving into a country.
Emigration and immigration sources list the names of people leaving (emigrating) or arriving (immigrating) in the country. These sources may be passenger lists, permissions to emigrate, or records of passports issued. The information in these records may include the emigrants’ names, ages, occupations, destinations, and places of origin or birthplaces. Sometimes they also show family groups.

Immigration into Chad[edit | edit source]

France conquered the territory by 1920 and incorporated it as part of French Equatorial Africa. In 1960, Chad obtained independence under the leadership of François Tombalbaye.[1]

Emigration From Chad[edit | edit source]

KNOMAD Statistics: Emigrants: 403,900. Top destination countries: Cameroon, Sudan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Congo, France, the United Arab Emirates, South Sudan, Gabon [2]

Records of Chad Emigrants in Their Destination Nations[edit | edit source]

Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png One option is to look for records about the ancestor in the country of destination, the country they immigrated into. See links to Wiki articles about immigration records for major destination countries below. Additional Wiki articles for other destinations can be found at Category:Emigration and Immigration Records.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Chad", in Wikipedia,, accessed August 2021.
  2. "Chad", at KNOMAD, the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development,, accessed 7 August 2021