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Applying for a residence permit for international students and researchers in Valence

In Valence, you must take an appointment online with the Drôme Prefecture to submit your residence permit application.

Step 1.

Fill in the appointment form:


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Step 2.

Contact ISSO to check your documents

Once you have requested an appointment at the Prefecture, you will obtain a list of documents required to compile your file. Send these documents (scanned PDFs) to to be checked by the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO).

Once your application has been checked and completed, you will receive an email containing the date of your appointment at the Drôme Prefecture. 
ISSO will continue to assist and accompany you throughout the application process.


Step 3.

Submit your application at the Drôme Prefecture

You must come in person the day of your appointment with all requested documents and their photocopies (most importantly your passport and residence permit if you have one). If the application is complete, you will receive on the same day a temporary residence document called “récépissé”.

Step 4.

Once your residence permit is ready, you will receive notification from the Drôme Prefecture to pick it up.

You will need to pay for your residence permit with fiscal stamps. The amount to be paid will be communicated to you during the first appointment at the Prefecture, and depends on the nature of your residence permit and its duration.

Updated on November 29, 2017

Further information

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) - Service Accueil International
Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes

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