Asylum applications in France approached their record level in 2022, with more than 137,000 first applications submitted, not far from their previous peak in 2019 (138,420), according to provisional statistics released Thursday by the Ministry of the Interior. .
With 137,046 first asylum applications registered in the dedicated one-stop shops (Guda), this number increased by 31.3% compared to 2021. All cases included (re-examinations, minors, Dublin procedures, etc.), they exceed even the pre-pandemic record with 156,103 requests in 2022 (151,283 in 2019).