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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
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