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" 
  • "Talent - Chercheur" or "Scientifique-chercheur"
  • "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?

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 (you cannot collect your new card if the previous one is still valid)
Make an appointment to pick up your residence card at the On-Campus Prefecture Office:
The day of your appointment, 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

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 25, 2024