Business VisaConsultingExpress EntryInvitation to ApplyJune 25, 2022by prominent.contentFrance will issue 270,925 residence permits in 2021.

  • In 2021, 270,925 first-time resident licenses were issued
  • A total of 370,569 permits were issued.
  • Permit issuance increased by 21.4 percent in comparison to 2020.

The statistics on the issuing of first residence work permits in France in 2021 have been provided by the Directorate-General for Foreigners. 270,925 first-time resident permits were issued, according to the data. If British work permits are included, the total number of work permits issued in 2021 is 370,569.

According to the DGEF, the number of work permits awarded in 2021 grew by 21.4 percent over the previous year. According to research, the number of visas requested increased by 12.9 percent, while the number of visas given increased by 2.9 percent when compared to 2020.

According to the figures, the number of asylum applications has also grown. According to the statistics report, the number of first claims for asylum was 104,381 and the number of requests for reconsideration was 16,987. These applications were submitted in one-stop asylum application centers.

In addition, the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons has registered 103,164 asylum petitions. In comparison to 2020, the number of asylum applications has grown by 7%.

According to the study, 130,385 former thor-nationals have become new French citizens. The figure has climbed by 53.6 percent since 2020. According to the 2020 census figures, France’s population is 67.3 million, with 5.1 million foreigners.

The following countries have applied for the first residency permits in 2021


Country Number of applicants
Morocco 35,192
Algeria 25,783
Tunisia 12,268
Ivory Coast 11,362
China 9,663

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