Residence permits by nationality

First residence permits issued for one year or more, by most important nationalities in 2018
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Morocco 22 164 21 620 21 619 22 731 23 922 25 027 25 680 28 421 30 633
Algeria 23 789 23 227 24 453 24 007 24 528 26 506 27 655 29 982 28 919
Tunisia 11 773 11 156 11 373 12 311 12 922 12 993 14 074 14 989 17 637
China 13 273 12 440 12 674 14 061 12 717 12 433 12 732 11 873 11 513
Senegal 5 048 4 629 4 716 5 381 5 146 5 490 6 033 7 467 8 295
Ivory Coast 4 151 3 940 3 897 4 360 5 181 5 226 5 710 6 510 7 546
India 2 638 2 814 3 180 3 464 3 571 3 902 4 401 5 229 6 848
Afghanistan 419 519 713 1 017 942 828 1 946 5 363 5 836
Comoros 2 884 2 617 3 143 5 145 6 422 8 345 4 686 4 591 5 564
Syria 596 608 682 1 241 1 905 2 895 4 387 5 790 5 545
Russia 4 783 5 138 5 007 5 287 5 696 5 611 5 619 5 646 5 078
Cameroon 4 538 4 241 4 157 4 355 4 301 4 258 4 275 4 621 4 928
Brazil 4 009 3 555 4 049 4 243 4 559 5 236 4 101 4 369 4 812
United States 3 900 4 101 4 011 3 784 3 812 3 987 4 150 4 354 4 690
Mali 5 436 5 133 3 718 4 079 4 417 4 116 4 592 4 500 4 616
Congo DRC 3 960 4 018 4 221 4 519 4 719 4 760 5 076 5 125 4 604
Guinea 2 470 2 274 2 257 2 529 2 897 3 413 3 571 3 727 4 495
Turkey 6 419 5 781 5 629 5 754 4 921 4 500 4 418 4 392 4 246
Sudan 288 357 387 338 400 900 2 113 4 287 3 807
Haiti 5 938 4 213 3 567 3 519 3 364 3 100 2 738 2 848 2 885
Congo ("Congo-Brazzaville") 2 793 2 479 2 394 2 382 2 421 2 395 2 556 2 758 2 841
Bangladesh 680 706 929 1 300 1 915 2 260 2 712 2 735 2 804
Madagascar 2 964 2 729 2 489 2 530 2 785 2 638 2 452 2 601 2 643
Albania 389 470 498 663 981 1 438 1 872 2 350 2 638
Vietnam 2 142 2 137 1 864 1 951 2 077 2 111 2 108 2 003 2 393
Total (all nationalities) 184 429 177 669 180 010 192 398 199 885 210 040 218 354 237 741 249 474

Coverage: Residence permits issued to foreign citizens of third countries (non member states of the European Economic area and Switzerland)
Source: Authors’ compilation on the basis of data records from AGDREF, D. Breton, M. Barbieri, N. Belliot, H. d’Albis, M. Mazuy : Recent demographic trends in France : situations and behaviour of minors, Population-E, 75 (4), 2020, p. 465-526.

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Update : September 2021