Pick up your residence permit

Once your application has been approved by the Isère or Drôme Préfecture, a residence permit is being issued.
Each Prefecture has its own procedures for picking up your new permit.

The information below only applies for the following residence permits:

  • "Étudiant" or "Étudiant - Programme Mobilité" 
  • "Passeport talent - Chercheur" or "Scientifique-chercheur"
  • "Passeport talent - Famille" (spouses of researchers only)
  • "Recherche d’Emploi ou Création d’Entreprise" or "APS Jeune diplômé"
  • "Stagiaire"
  • "Jeune au pair"

In Grenoble

How to pick up your card?

No appointment needed!
The organization of the issuing of residence permits on campus may change in the following weeks. Please consult this page on a regular basis.
If you meet the following requirements:
  1. You received your “attestation de décision favorable” more than four (4) weeks ago or your "récépissé" more than eight (8) weeks ago
  2. Your current residence permit has expired (your cannot collect your new card if the previous one is still valid)
Come directly at the On-campus Préfecture Office during the opening hours of the Préfecture (see below), and bring with you:
  • your passport
  • your current residence permit
  • if you are a student, your certificate of enrollment at the university
  • your "attestation de décision favorable" or "récépissé"
  • an excise stamp ("timbre fiscal") purchased online or in a tobacco shop ("bureau de tabac")
Please note
Nobody can pick up your card on your behalf, not even your spouse.


At the MUSE welcome desk:
80 Allée Ampère - Saint-Martin-d'Hères Campus
Tram B & C - "Gabriel Fauré - MUSE" stop


Please note
Upon arrival, tickets are given on a first-come first-served basis. If the limit has already been reached, you may be refused entry even if you arrive before the closing hour.
When to pick-up your card in the following weeks (updated each week):
  • Tuesday 9 April: 13:15 - 15:15
  • Wednesday 10 April: 13:15 - 15:15
  • Tuesday 16 April: 13:15 - 15:15
  • Wednesday 17 April: 13:15 - 15:15
  • Wednesday 24 April: 13:15 - 15:15

In Valence

Instructions to pick up your residence permit will be mailed to the address indicated on your proof of residence document.
Published on  August 18, 2023
Updated on April 9, 2024