Initial application

You have obtained a 'visitor' (spouse of student) long-stay 'D' visa marked ‘R311...’ for France from the French consulate or embassy in your country.


You must obtain the validation of your VISA within the 3 months after your arrival in France on the ANEF website :

> ANEF 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)

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 two to four months prior to the expiry date of your VISA.

 

You have obtained a 'visitor" (spouse of student) long-stay 'D' visa marked 'carte de séjour à solliciter dans les 2 mois suivant l'arrivée'.

You must send an initial application for a residence permit as soon as you arrive in France, by following the steps indicated below.

STEP 1:

Application form

> Download the application form

Fill in the form with ACROBAT READER© BEFORE then print it in order to add it to your application documents.

 
 

STEP 3 :

Appointment

Make an appointment online with SAIEC :

> APPOINTMENT WITH SAIEC

STEP 4:

Receipt

Attend your appointment at SAIEC with your file.
If your application is complete, another later appointment is made for you with Préfecture.
During your appointment with Préfecture, you will be given a receipt ("récépissé").

 

STEP 5:

SMS invitation

A message on your phone or a letter will be sent to you once your residence permit is ready, asking you to collect it.

 

Warning: You must apply for the renewal of your residence permit from two to four months prior to your VISA expiry expiry date.

 

 

Extension of residence

The application for residence permit renewal has to be done 2 months prior to residence permit expiry.
The place of application depends on where you live.

> Find out the whole procedure you have to follow to apply below.

The Welcome Office for International Students & Researchers team (SAIEC) is here to answer your questions and help you with your application, upon appointment.
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STEP 1:

Application form
> Download the application form

Fill in the form with ACROBAT READER© BEFORE then print it in order to add it to your application documents.

 
 

STEP 3 :

Appointment

Make an appointment online with SAIEC :

> APPOINTMENT WITH SAIEC

STEP 4:

Receipt

Attend your appointment at SAIEC with your file.
If your application is complete, another later appointment is made for you with Préfecture.
During your appointment with Préfecture, you will be given a receipt ("récépissé").

 

STEP 5:

SMS invitation

A message on your phone or a letter will be sent to you once your residence permit is ready, asking you to collect it.

 

 

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