As of December 31, 2020, there were 455,295 refugees and persons under other forms of international protection in France, according to the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). The main countries of origin are Afghanistan, Syria, Sri Lanka, Russia and DRC.

UNHCR's Representation in France has been in operation since 1952. It provides advice to the French authorities and asylum institutions. The office works in close contact with various actors, including national and local authorities, the civil society, the private sector, universities, and the media, to promote the cause of refugees and pursue legal pathways. The Representation also develops partnerships to help refugees integrate in France, focusing on their direct participation.

The office raises awareness on situations of forced displacement globally and the need for increased solidarity in line with the Global Compact on Refugees.

For information about our work in France:

  • Visit our country website - France (Français)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

Représentant pour la France du HCR

Street Address:
7 rue Henri Rochefort,, 75017 Paris, France

Mailing Address:

33 1 44 434 858

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 18:00
Friday: 9:00 - 18:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
05 April 2021, Easter Monday
13 May 2021, Eid Al Fitr
14 July 2021, National Holiday
20 July 2021, Eid Al Adha
16 August 2021, Assumption
01 November 2021, All Saints Day
11 November 2021, Remembrance Day
24 December 2021, Christmas Day

Accueil des visiteurs du lundi au jeudi de 9h30 à 12h30. Visitors will be welcomed from Monday to  Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm