You have a residence permit or a long-stay visa marked "student" ?

The renewal application for a "student" residence permit must be made on the official website "Administration Étrangers en France" (ANEF), between 2 and 4 months before the expiry date of the residence permit/visa.

1. Build your application
To apply for a residence permit you will need :
  • Your current residence permit OR your long-stay visa + VLS-TS confirmation of validation
  • Your passeport (identity, dates of validity, entry stamps pages)
  • (If married) : marriage certificate + spouse's residence permit if she/he lives in France
  • An E-photo (digital photo) - list of photobooths in Perpignan and its surroundings
  • An evidence of address dated within the last 6 months
  • A proof of monthly personal resources of at least 615€ Statements of results/diplomas for the last academic year
  • A certificate of registration for the academic year

Useful documents

Detailed list of documents (in French)

2. Online application on the ANEF website

Plateforme Administration Numérique pour les Etrangers en France

3. Validation of your application

After submitting your documents, a confirmation of digital submission (attestation de dépôt) will be sent to you by e-mail. If your file is not complete, you can complete it by connecting to your ANEF account.

4. Favourable decision

Once the application has been processed and validated by the Préfecture, you will receive an attestation called "attestation de prolongation d'instruction d'une demande de titre de séjour " on your ANEF personal account. This certificate is the equivalent of the receipt (récépissé) that was previously issued by the Prefecture. This attestation allows you to work (as many hours as your "student" residence permit) and travel out of France.

5. Residence permit withdrawal
When your card is ready, you will receive a message from the Préfecture, asking you to collect it and pay the tax there.
Please note: If you submit your application after the deadline, except in cases of force majeure or presentation of a valid visa, you will be required to pay a €180 regularization visa fee in addition to the cost of the card.
Updated : June 22, 2023