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  • What you have to do at your arrival ?

    Legal formalities : Do you need a residence card ?

    Everyday formalities

    • Insurances
    • French courses
    • Cultural life
    • Childminding and schooling

    Legal formalities : Do you need a residence card ?

    You’re a Bulgarian or a Romanian citizen and you’ll get a salaried status in France.

    If you‘re about to sign a working contract in France you’ll have to get an employment authorization from the French authorities (DDTE) and you’ll have to apply for a European community residence card .

    Please note : if you holds a French master degree you don’t need to get an employment authorization and to apply for a residence card at the prefecture (the French government office) of your place of residence. That permit, and a valid passport constitutes proof of legal presence in France.

    You’re an extra European researcher.

    • You are holding a short stay visa You don’t have to apply for a residence card. Please note : the short stay visa allows the holder to stay in France for a period not exceeding three months. This type of visa cannot be extended.
    • You’re holding a long-stay visa

    You’ve got to apply for a residence permit at the prefecture

    To get your residence permit the following documents are requested :

    > Your passport and its photocopy + a copy of the visa and of the stamp marking the date of entry
    > Original of your hosting agreement (convention d’accueil) + a photocopy
    > A copy of your birth certificate + a certified birth certificate translation > A copy of your marriage certificate
    > 3 uncut passport pictures (3.5 x 4.5 cm)
    > One stamped envelope with your current address
    > Photocopy of a proof of residence in France (such as a lease, a rental agency certificate, a contract to open an electricity (EDF), gas (GDF) or telephone account, a proof of property ownership or a letter by the person providing the accommodation
    > If you’re a PHD student enrolled at the University of Burgundy : a copy of your working contract

    Insurance

    Medical insurance : health cover

    You’ll be a salaried worker in France
    The researcher is required to visit the local national health office (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie - CPAM) of his/her place of residence one month after the starting date of the contract in order to establish a « right to Social Security » for himself/herself as well as the members of his/her family.

    Please note : salaried workers from uB are automatically affiliated to the health insurance group called MGEN
    13 Bd de l’université
    21000 dijon

    Application forms are available at the International Relations Office, Maison de l’université office R29.

    You won’t get a salaried status in France

    • You’re a European researcher You have to hold your European health insurance card .Your European health insurance card or at least a temporary certificate of insurance will enable you to get reimbursement for health insurance costs.
    • You’re an extra European researcher

    The Universal Health Cover (CMU)
    The CMU entitles registration with the national health system.
    Affiliation to the CMU is free if the annual household income is less than 7083 Euros.

    General conditions :
    > You mustn’t have a salaried status
    > You mustn’t be covered by another social security system (from example from your home country )
    > You must prove that you’ve been legally living in France for at least three ongoing months
    > What you have to do
    The affiliation request has to made to the local Caisse Primaire d’assurance maladie (CPAM)
    Affiliation to the basic CMU operates from the first day of request

    French private insurances :

    A lot of French private insurance companies offer medical insurances to researchers who can’t be affiliated to the national health scheme. We advise you to study and compare carefully the contents and prices of the offers.

    The Kastler foundation has also negotiated a special offer for researchers with ABC /Axa insurance : http://www.fnak.fr/dn_Insurance2/

    Insurance cover at work :

    • Insurance cover at work/Industrial Injury/occupational disease (IIOD)/ you’ve got/you’ll get a salaried status in France.

    You’re automatically covered (once you’ve signed your working contract) by your host institution.

    • Insurance cover at work/ industrial injury /occupational disease (IODD)

        You won’t get a salaried status in France.

    The voluntary insurance
    What you have to do/ Formalities
    To benefit from the provision regarding work-related activities you’ve got to print off the application form called “demande d’admission à l’assurance volontaire individuelle accidents du travail et maladies professionnelles

    Complete the application form and hand it back to your local national health office (Caisse Primaire d’assurance maladie : CPAM)
    Please note : this form has to be handed back to the CPAM 48 hours before the beginning of your mission.

    Bilateral Agreements
    Your home country has signed a bilateral agreement with France Study the content of the agreement to see if it includes an insurance cover at work

    Personal liability :

    Personal liability is everyone’s obligation to repair damages caused accidentally to others or their properties.

    To be covered you’ll have to take out an insurance contract including personal liability : Assurance Responsabilié Civile.
    Some compulsory insurances such as housing insurances and car insurances already include.
    personal liability covers but these are sometimes limited and you have to check their contractual clauses.

    If you haven’t got a personal liability cover you’ve got to go to insurance company and subscribe one. Study the conditions of the contract to see if it really suits your needs.

    French courses

    • At the university of Burgundy :

        The CIEF provides different offers of courses of French as a foreign language : http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/CIEF/

    • L’alliance Française

        The Kastler Foundation and the Dijon Alliance Française have signed an agreement to offer you a special discount on the tuition fees upon the sole presentation of your guest researcher’s card and of an ID card.

    http://www.fnak.fr/dn_Frenchlanguage/

    Cultural life and tourism

    Tourism in Burgundy : http://www.bourgogne.visite.org/EN/
    Forthcoming events in Dijon : http://www.dijon.fr/agenda.1.php
    Cultural program of the University of Burgundy : http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/index.php ?rid=505

    School and childminding

    In France school is compulsory for children between 6 and 16 years old Non paying schools (State sector) and fees- paying schools (private sector).
    Deliver the same national curriculum.

    Most of the schools offer a food service at lunch time. Nursery and primary schools (for children from about 3 to 6 years old) usually provide day-care services before and after school hours.

    • For 3 years old children onwards

        School is not compulsory but three years old children can be admitted to a nursery school.
        To get further information please follow the link : http://www.education.gouv.fr/cid161/inscription.html
        You can register your child either to a school belonging to the state sector or the private sector.
        If you want to register your child to a state school you can contact the town hall of your place of residence to get the name of the school you’re belonging to or follow the link : http://www.dijon.fr/fiche/les-perimetres-scolaires.dos.137/perimetre-scolaire-des-ecoles-maternelles.art.62.php

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  • Contact

    • Pôle International
      Université de Bourgogne
      Maison de l’Université
      Pôle International
      Bureau R30
      Esplanade Erasme
      BP 27877
      21078 Dijon cedex France
    • International house
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  • What you have to do prior to your arrival ?

    Formalities : What you have to do prior to your arrival ?

    The legal procedure :

    • Do you need a visa ?

    Everyday formalities :

    • Accomodation
    • Insurances

    Do you need a visa ?

    You’re a European researcher :

    • You don’t need a visa.
    • Don’t forget to take with you a valid passport or ID card for the whole duration of your stay.

    You’re an extra European researcher :

    • You want to stay in France less than 3 months Your stay in France won’t exceed three months

    If your stay in France won’t exceed three months you’ll have to apply at the consulate for a short stay scientist visa.

    To apply for your short stay scientist visa you’ll have to present to the French consulate the hosting agreement signed by the legal representative of uB.

    To get the hosting agreement please contact your correspondent at the lab in charge of your welcoming.

    Please note : The short stay visa cannot be extended

    If you want to come with your spouse don’t forget to apply at the consulate for a scientist’s spouse visa upon the presentation of your hosting agreement

    To get further information please contact :
    Claire TOVAR
    Tel : +33 3 80 39 52 85
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    • You want to stay in France more than three months

        Your stay in France will exceed three months

    If your stay in France will exceed three months you’ll have to apply at the consulate for a long stay scientist visa.

    To apply for your long stay scientist visa you’ll have to present to the French consulate the hosting agreement signed by the legal representative of the University of Burgundy.

    To get the hosting agreement please contact your correspondent at the lab in charge of your welcoming.

    Please note : For stays exceeding three months you’ll have to apply for a resident permit within two months of your arrival.

    If you want to come with your spouse don’t forget to apply at the consulate for a scientist’s spouse visa upon the presentation of your hosting agreement.

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    Some useful links :
    http://www.fnak.fr/
    http://www.france.diplomatie.fr/

    Accomodation :

    Accomodation for short stays :

    • You would like to rent a studio on the campus for one week to 3 months stays the EURAXESS services centre of the University of Burgundy can rent you self–catered studios located on the campus at the CROUS buildings (France’s regional student services centre) or at the International house.

    To get further information and start the booking procedure please contact your correspondent at your host laboratory.

    • You would like to rent a hotel room

    To scroll through the list of hotels in Dijon please click here

    For longer stays :

    You would like to rent a room or a studio on the campus
    The EURAXESS services centre of the university of Burgundy can help you get a university arranged accommodation with the CROUS (France’s regional student services centre). You can also obtain the housing at the International house on the campus dedicated to the researchers and partners of the University of Burgundy.

    To get further information and start the booking procedure please contact your correspondent at your host laboratory.

    You would like to find a privately rented accommodation
    Good places to start looking are the local newspapers and free specialized newspapers where you’ll find housing advertisements. You can also rely on a traditional rental agency.

    Insurance :

    Medical insurance : health cover

    You’ll be a salaried worker in France :
    After having worked at least 60 hours during the first month you’ll be affiliated to the French social security system and entitled to all the benefits of the French social security system. Contributions to the French social security are withdrawn directly from your salary.

    You won’t be a salaried worker in France, and you’re a European researcher :

    • Don’t forget to ask for your European health insurance card
    • European citizens or citizens from the European economic area who are attached to the welfare system of their country can ask for a European health insurance card to get reimbursed for health costs in France
    • The European health insurance card is not issued automatically. Don’t forget to ask for it at least 2 weeks before your departure to the national health agency of your country.
    • The European health insurance card is personal. It’s free of charge with a validity of one year.

    You won’t be a salaried worker in France, and you’re an extra European researcher :

    Private insurances
    You may take out an insurance policy with an insurance company from your home country that will cover your whole stay in France.

    Don’t forget to ask your insurance company for a certificate mentioning that you’ll be covered for the whole duration of your stay in France.

    The Kastler foundation has also negotiated a special offer for researchers with ABC /Axa insurance

    Please note : To benefit from this service you’ve got to register first to the free guest researcher card.

    Bilateral social security agreements with France :
    Your home country has signed a bilateral social security agreement with France.

    You are covered by the insurance of your home country and get reimbursements for your health costs in France.

    Please note : The health cover provided by the bilateral agreement is sometimes very thin. We advise you to study carefully the content of the agreement.

    France has signed agreements with the following states :
    Algeria, Andorra, Benin, Bosnia Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Congo, Croatia, Gabon, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jersey, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Monaco, Niger, Poland, Philippines, Québec, Czech Republic, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, United States.
    The text of all these agreements can be consulted here.

    What you have to do :
    1 / Check with your local social security organisation that the health insurance and work related injuries are included in the bilateral agreement and check carefully the content of the agreement.
    2 / Ask your home country welfare agency for a registration certificate.

    Insurance cover at work :

    • Insurance cover at work/Industrial Injury/occupational disease (IIOD)/ you’ve got/you’ll get a salaried status in France.

    You’re automatically covered (once you’ve signed your working contract) by your host institution.

    • Insurance cover at work/ industrial injury /occupational disease (IODD).

      You won’t get a salaried status in France

    The voluntary insurance :

    What you have to do/ Formalities
    To benefit from the provision regarding work-related activities you’ve got to
    Print off the application form called “ demande d’admission à l’assurance volontaire individuelle accidents du travail et maladies professionnelles"

    Complete the application form and hand it back to your local national health office (Caisse Primaire d’assurance maladie : CPAM) Please note : this form has to be handed back to the CPAM 48 hours before the beginning of your mission.

    Bilateral Agreements : Your home country has signed a bilateral agreement with France.
    Study the content of the agreement to see if it includes an insurance cover at work.

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Contact

  • Pôle International
    Université de Bourgogne
    Maison de l’Université
    Pôle International
    Bureau R30
    Esplanade Erasme
    BP 27877
    21078 Dijon cedex France
  • International house
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