Visas and residence permits

Depending on your nationality, you may need to obtain a visa to enter France, then a residence permit to extend your stay. What are the steps to take to enter France? How to extend your stay? Can you work, travel with your residence permit?
You will find here all the required information to better understand your rights and obligations, and how to complete your formalities.

Entry requirements and visas

To be able to enter France you may need to obtain a visa, depending on your nationality, the intended length and purpose of your stay. Find out if you need a visa, what are the application procedures, and the formalities to be completed on arriving in France. 

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.

Rights associated with your residence permit

Find out what are your work and travel rights associated with your visa or residence permit.

After your stay as a student or researcher

The different options to stay in France and look for employment, start a PhD or even to set up a business.
Published on  January 7, 2021
Updated on August 19, 2021