France Issues High Number of Visas for Tourism & Employment Purposes in 2023

Visa applications were up by 40.4 per cent in 2023, whereas the number of visas issued reached 2.4 million - 27.2 per cent more compared to the previous year.
In total, 371,224 visas were issued to Chinese, around 241,571 to Moroccans, while Indians obtained 213,500.
Visas issued for tourism purposes increased by 57.7 per cent, while those granted for work purposes were up by 42.4 per cent.
French authorities issued more visas in 2023, with short-stay visas for tourism and work purposes being the main drivers for this increase.