Residence permits: procedures

Find here all the information required to apply for a residence permit, request a duplicate following a theft or loss, update your address, etc.

Apply for a student ("Étudiant") residence permit online (also “jeune au pair”, “stagiaire” and spouses of students)

Student (“Étudiant”) residence permit applications are done online, via the national platform of the Directorate-General for Foreign Nationals in France.

Apply for a "Passeport Talent" residence permit online

"Passeport Talent" researcher or spouse of researcher residence permit applications are done online, via the national platform of the Directorate-General for Foreign Nationals in France.

Apply for a “Recherche d’Emploi ou Création d’Entreprise” or "APS Jeunes diplômés" residence permit

After obtaining your diploma or at the end of your research activities, the steps to take to apply for a “Recherche d’Emploi ou Création d’Entreprise” (job seeking / business creation) or "APS Jeunes diplômés" residence permit.

Request a duplicate, a “DCEM”, a change of your address or your personal details

How to apply for a duplicate following a theft or loss, change the address or your personal details on your residence permit, or apply for a travel document for your children (DCEM).
Published on  January 7, 2021
Updated onSeptember 27, 2021