HOSTING AGREEMENT

The hosting agreement is the official document that specifies the nature and duration of your research. Only people with of a hosting agreement may claim “RESEARCHER” status in France.

The approved host body in France is responsible for drawing up the hosting agreement (filling+validating).
> Hosting Agreement : more information and model

Then, the host body sends it to you. You have to provide it at the time of your “researcher talent passport” long-stay visa application to the French consulate of your country of origin before your departure, or for the renewal of your residence permit if you are already in France.

Hosting bodies

To find out about the “hosting agreement” procedure:  approval, blank copy of a hosting agreement, prefecture validation
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Eligibility criteria for researcher status:

  • Degree: have a degree at least equivalent to a MASTER’S
  • Resources: have an employment contract ensuring the necessary financial resources (at least minimum wage, SMIC)

The hosting agreement constitutes authorisation to work in France, and therefore dispenses with the application to DIRECCTE in order to take up a job.

If you are enrolled in a doctoral course in a higher education institution without a hosting agreement, the “STUDENT” status applies.

INITIAL APPLICATION

You must obtain the validation of your VISA within the 3 months after your arrival in France
on the official website 'Administration for Foreign Nationals in France' (ANEF):

> ANEF official website
 

You will need :

  • A valid email address
  • The information appearing on your visa
  • Your date of entry in France
  • Your residential address in France
  • Your payment card in order to pay online the tax for residence permit delivery
    (other payment methods available on the website)
    > Video tutorial by CAMPUS FRANCE

The Welcome Desk for International Students/Researchers (SAIEC) is here to guide with you with administrative procedures!
Make an appointment with us and get some help for the online application in our premises.

Careful :
If you don’t complete this process within the 3 months after your arrival in France,
you will be considered as illegal on the territory,
therefore you won’t be allowed to enter the Schengen area again.

For any question regarding this process :
0806 001 620
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The visa together with the attestation you get after the registration process acts as your residence permit.

Warning:

You must apply for the renewal of your residence permit from 2 to 4 months
prior to the expiry date of your VISA/residence permit
(Example: your VISA/residence permit expires on September 1st 2021:
you must apply for renewal between May 1st 2021 and July 1st 2021)
> see the 'EXTENSION OF RESIDENCE' part below.

Register online to our 'EURAXESS Occitanie-Est' platform and benefit from our assistance for free during your whole stay in France.

REGISTER NOW

You must submit an initial application for 'scientist' residence permit when you arrive in France,
by following the steps indicated below.

> Find out how to apply below.

If you can't do it or have any question,
don't hesitate and ask an appointment with our team, we will help you through this process.
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Step 1:

Registration

Register to our EURAXESS online platform dedicated to PhD students and researchers in order to benefit from our free assistance in all your formalities:
https://www.fnak.fr/inscription/?lang=en&cid=languedoc-roussillon

 

STEP 3:

ONLINE APPLICATION
Connect to the dedicated platform:

> 'FOREIGN NATIONALS IN FRANCE' WEBSITE

> CAMPUS FRANCE VIDEO TUTORIAL

STEP 4:

Validation of your application

After submitting your documents online, an attestation called 'confirmation de dépôt' is sent to you be email. You can find it in your personal space online on the application website too.
Don’t forget to complete your application online if you have some documents missing.

STEP 5:

Favourable decision

As soon as Préfecture validates your application, a notification is sent to you by email and an attestation called “attestation de prolongation d'instruction d'une demande de titre de séjour” (= récépissé) is available online.

STEP 6:

residence permit withdrawal

When your card is ready, you will receive a message from Préfecture, asking you to collect it and pay the tax there.

 Warning:

You must apply for the renewal of your residence permit from 2 to 4 months
prior to the expiry date of your VISA/residence permit
(Example: your VISA/residence permit expires on September 1st 2021:
you must apply for renewal between May 1st 2021 and July 1st 2021)
> see the 'EXTENSION OF RESIDENCE' part below.

Extension of residence

Your hosting agreement is still valid (or new)

You must submit a renewal application for «scientist» residence permit
2 to 4 months prior to your VISA/residence permit expiry date,
by following the steps indicated below.

If you can't do it or have any question, don't hesitate and ask an appointment with our team, we will help you through this process.
Contact us : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Step 1:

Registration

Register to our EURAXESS Occitanie-Est online platform dedicated to PhD students and researchers in order to benefit from our free assistance in all your formalities:
https://www.fnak.fr/inscription/?lang=en&cid=languedoc-roussillon

 

STEP 2:

Build your application
> List of required documents

Additional Documents :
> Evidences of address
> Accommodation statement

 

 

STEP 3:

ONLINE APPLICATION
Connect to the dedicated platform:

> 'FOREIGN NATIONALS IN FRANCE' WEBSITE

> CAMPUS FRANCE VIDEO TUTORIAL

STEP 4:

Validation of your application

After submitting your documents online, an attestation called 'confirmation de dépôt' is sent to you be email. You can find it in your personal space online on the application website too.
Don’t forget to complete your application online if you have some documents missing.

STEP 5:

Favourable decision

As soon as Préfecture validates your application, a notification is sent to you by email and an attestation called “attestation de prolongation d'instruction d'une demande de titre de séjour” (= récépissé) is available online.

STEP 6:

residence permit withdrawal

When your card is ready, you will receive a message from Préfecture, asking you to collect it and pay the tax there.

Need Help ?
Register online to our EURAXESS Occitanie-Est platform and benefit from our assistance for free during your whole stay in France

REGISTER NOW

Your hosting agreement has expired and you didn't get a new one

You must apply for a “scientist” renewal application to obtain a new “scientist” residence permit valid until your thesis defense, by following the steps indicated below.

If you can't do it or have any question, don't hesitate and ask an appointment with our team, we will help you through this process.
Contact us : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step 1:

Registration

Register to our EURAXESS Occitanie-Est online platform dedicated to PhD students and researchers in order to benefit from our free assistance in all your formalities:
https://www.fnak.fr/inscription/?lang=en&cid=languedoc-roussillon

 

STEP 2:

Build your application
> List of required documents

Additional Documents:
> Evidences of address
> Accommodation statement

 

 

STEP 3:

ONLINE APPLICATION
Connect to the dedicated platform:

> 'FOREIGN NATIONALS IN FRANCE' WEBSITE

> CAMPUS FRANCE VIDEO TUTORIAL

STEP 4:

Validation of your application

After submitting your documents online, an attestation called 'confirmation de dépôt' is sent to you be email. You can find it in your personal space online on the application website too.
Don’t forget to complete your application online if you have some documents missing.

STEP 5:

Favourable decision

As soon as Préfecture validates your application, a notification is sent to you by email and an attestation called “attestation de prolongation d'instruction d'une demande de titre de séjour” (= récépissé) is available online.

STEP 6:

residence permit withdrawal

When your card is ready, you will receive a message from Préfecture, asking you to collect it and pay the tax there.

Need Help ?
Register online to our EURAXESS Occitanie-Est platform and benefit from our assistance for free during your whole stay in France

REGISTER NOW

 

You wish to obtain an extension of your stay on the basis of your entitlement to unemployment insurance (called ‘Droits Pôle Emploi’, French employment agency) acquired during your work contract(s):
The French law (Article R.313-11, CESEDA) allows foreign researchers to obtain a residence permit after the end of their contract, valid for the whole duration of the unemployment benefit (Allocations retour à l’emploi).

You must apply for a renewal application two months prior to your VISA expiry, by following the steps indicated below.

If you can't do it or have any question, don't hesitate and ask an appointment with our team, we will help you through this process.
Contact us : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step 1:

Registration

Register to our EURAXESS Occitanie-Est online platform dedicated to PhD students and researchers in order to benefit from our free assistance in all your formalities:
https://www.fnak.fr/inscription/?lang=en&cid=languedoc-roussillon

 

STEP 2:

Build your application
> List of required documents

Additional Documents :
> Evidences of address
> Accommodation statement

 

 

STEP 3:

ONLINE APPLICATION
Connect to the dedicated platform:

> 'FOREIGN NATIONALS IN FRANCE' WEBSITE

> CAMPUS FRANCE VIDEO TUTORIAL

STEP 4:

Validation of your application

After submitting your documents online, an attestation called 'confirmation de dépôt' is sent to you be email. You can find it in your personal space online on the application website too.
Don’t forget to complete your application online if you have some documents missing.

STEP 5:

Favourable decision

As soon as Préfecture validates your application, a notification is sent to you by email and an attestation called “attestation de prolongation d'instruction d'une demande de titre de séjour” (= récépissé) is available online.

STEP 6:

residence permit withdrawal

When your card is ready, you will receive a message from Préfecture, asking you to collect it and pay the tax there.

 

Need Help ?
Register online to our EURAXESS Occitanie-Est platform and benefit from our assistance for free during your whole stay in France

REGISTER NOW

You must submit your application at the  ‘SEJOUR’ service in Préfecture of Hérault (guichet « Etrangers en Situation Régulière »): www.herault.gouv.fr/Prendre-un-rendez-vous

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