Mandatory documents

As you settle in France, you will be faced with a number of administrative files to fill-out and complete. Admittedly, the procedures can be long and tedious but if you deal with them in an orderly and organized manner you will come out on top, no doubt. We do recommend that you keep photocopies of the following documents as well as scans saved on a USB key which you will make sure to keep with you.

Keep with you at all times a passport or national ID card (either one must be valid for the duration of your stay).

Before you arrival in France, make several copies of:

  • First page of passport mentioning your identity
  • Long stay visa page (VLS-TS) or copy of the regular residence permit
  • Passport page showing the date of arrival in France
  • Full copy of your birth certificate or excerpt of the birth certificate issued by the consulate or family record book or marriage certificate
    PLEASE NOTE : sworn translation are requested for countries outside the EU / EEA
  • Proof of residence in France (or address of residence in France)
  • Diplomas obtained in your country of origin
  • Your grade transcripts obtained by subject over the past two years of schooling
  • The certificate of pre-registration / registration in our university
  • Certificate of payment or exemption from the CVEC
  • Certificate of civil liability covering the student for the year 2020-2021
  • For European students: European health insurance card
  • French language certificate (that satisfies the entry requirements)
  • A bank account statement (Relevé d’Identité Bancaire or “RIB”)

Once in France:

  • Proof of administrative enrolment at the university or student card
  • Rental contract or lease
  • If your landlord is a real estate agency, a company, a social organisation: SIRET number of the organisation
  • Total income over the last 2 years
  • Proof of address
  • A letter from your guarantor, their ID, their last 3 pay slips, their last income tax form.

Also come prepared with:

  • 1 email address
  • 1 credit card to pay for the residence permit issuing tax and the Student Life and Campus Solidarity Contribution (“Contribution de Vie Etudiante et de Campus” —CVEC)
  • 10 ID-type pictures in a 35 mm wide, 45 mm high format taken by a professional or in a photo booth.
Mandatory documents
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