Nearly 100,000 Britons will obtain a residence permit in France in 2021

Furthermore, the final immigration figures confirm a timid recovery in migrant flows last year, in 2020, after a year of record decline in movements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 100,000 residence permits were issued by France to Britain in 2021 because of Brexit, we learned on Monday, 20 June, on the sidelines of the publication of annual immigration statistics.

Exactly 99,644 British citizens obtained a residence permit last year, when they must hold one to legally reside in France from October 1, 2021, against the backdrop of Brexit. it’s still dataTemporary“On the occasion of this publication of immigration statistics for the rest certain, because the Interior Ministry insists”Given the delay between filing an application and issuing a permit, some permits issued during the year are not yet registered in the National Management Database for Residence Permits.,

Afghans, main asylum seekers

By way of comparison, the administration has indicated the final number of residence permits granted to Britons in 2020: 7,686, or thirteen times less. ,The requirement for a specific residence permit for the British and their dependents on October 1, 2021 has generated an unprecedented influx of requests.“In January, underlined the French Interior Ministry, which justified the explosion of the title issue”.Brexit, Withdrawal Agreement,

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Furthermore, the final immigration figures confirm a timid recovery in migrant flows last year, in 2020, after a year of record decline in movements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the first 104,381 asylum applications were registered in France, up 28%, a level well below the pre-health crisis.

This increase in applications submitted to dedicated one-stop shops (GUDA) is partly explained by operations to evacuate thousands of Afghan civilians from Kabul after the Taliban came to power in mid-August 2021. Thus Afghanistan is consolidating its place as the main. The country of origin of asylum seekers in France, far ahead of Cte d’Ivoire (6,260), Bangladesh (6,231) and Guinea (5,269), with 16,116 applications filed (+61%).

In the first half of 2022, the number of attempts to cross the Channel illegally increased sharply, the interior ministry also told AFP on Monday, a 68% increase from the same period last year (777 for 20,132 people). attempt) reported. 1 January and 13 June.


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