Long stay visa for lecteurs and assistants
TEACHING ASSISTANT VISA Valid for France only
Processing of long stay visas takes a minimum of 5 working days.
Please be advised that visa applications by mail are not accepted.
The Consular Administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. Obtaining a visa is not always guaranteed and does not in itself grant you the right to enter a French or Schengen territory. It is therefore necessary that you always carry with you the original documents used to obtain the visa.
You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.
Please submit the following documents in original and 1 copy of each per applicant
Attention:The Visa Section does not make any photocopies. Therefore, you must bring your documents and the required copies.
1 long stay application form and 2 passport photographs
The form must be completely and legibly filled in with black or blue ink, signed by the applicant and dated. The photo must be recent, passport size - 2" x 2" (4,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing the full face, the forehead hairline and ears on a white background ; pictures must be without glasses, no scarf, nor hat and no smile.
1 O.F.I.I form. Please only complete the top part, refering to: "Rubrique à remplir lors de la demande de visa". Make sure the dates are stated in this order: day, month, year.
Passport or travel document (+ 1 copy of the identity page and the validity of the passport) valid for at least three months following the last day of your stay in France. The validity of your passport cannot exceed 10 years from the date of first issuance. Make sure the passport has at least two blank pages left for visa purpose. Only these pages can be endorsed with the visa. Amendment pages can in no way be used for visas.
For non-US citizens
A U.S.A. residency card (Green Card) or I-551 stamp, or a valid U.S.A. visa with I-94, IAP66 or I-20 when applicable or an Advanced Parole, which must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the last day in France. (+ 1 copy)
The "Arrêté de nomination" / Nomination agreement stamped by the French Labour Department (Direction Régionale des Entreprises, de la Concurrence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l’Emploi - DIRECCTE). (+ 1 copy)
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