Immigration, integration Ministerial Statistical Department

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 26/06/2015

The Immigration and integration Ministerial Statistical Department is the Statistics, Studies and Documentation division (DSED) at the Ministry of the Interior.

The statistical scope of immigration concerns tracking migration flows, the reception and integration of immigrants, asylum and development through solidarity.

Main missions

The Statistics, Studies and Documentation division (DSED) develops, produces, promotes and disseminates statistical information from the Ministry of the Interior.

It provides the necessary information for the Secretariat General of the Ministry which assists the Minister and is responsible for the evaluation of policies.

The department forms part of the National Contact Point (NCP) of the European Migration Network (EMN).

Statistical production

The DSED sets up and manages statistical databases of administrative records concerning the ministry's various areas of competence: issue of visas, medical examinations, issue of residence permits, reception and integration contracts, work authorisations, asylum applications, naturalisation, repatriation procedures, etc. The DSED is in charge of updating these statistical databases at regular intervals.

The DSED is also responsible for managing the Ministry's documentation and departmental publication information.


The objective of the DSED is to produce studies that will help to improve knowledge of immigrant populations to provide information for policymaking. The DSED also contributes to evaluating the impact of policies aimed at target populations.

In order to do this, the DSED works closely with major national official study organisations, key immigration and integration partnership organisations (ANAEM, OFPRA, ACSE, etc) and European and international organisations (Eurostat, OECD, World Bank, etc).


The DSED handles the dissemination of statistics within the Ministry and to all administrative and statistical partners.

Status in institution

The Statistics, Studies and Documentation division in the Strategy and International Affairs Department reports to the Foreigners in France Directorate General of the Ministry of the Interior.