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YOUR STAY IN FRANCE

 

The EURAXESS centre for international researchers is at your disposal to advise you on your stay in France.

Depending on your nationality and your situation (doctoral student, employee or guest researcher), we will assist you so that you can successfully complete your procedures: application for a visa, validation of the visa, application for a residence permit, etc.


If you have the nationality of a country belonging to the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland

  • You do not need to apply for a visa no matter how long you plan to stay in France.
  • You must have a valid Identity Card or Passport.



If you have the nationality of a country which DOES NOT belong to the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland

 

For a stay shorter than 3 months

 

You must apply for a short-term visa to work as a "Scientifique/Chercheur" (scientist/researcher).

In order to apply for your visa you will need to provide your Convention d'accueil (welcome contract) signed by your French employer. In order to obtain this document you must be registered on the ALFRED website and have been officially recruited by a university or research centre in France.

Important

  • A short-term visa cannot be prolonged: you must leave France at the end of the authorised period.
  • You do not need to validate your visa or apply for a residence permit once you have arrived in France.
  • For certain people, it is not necessary to have a short term visa to enter the Schengen area.

 

Your research stay in France is only possible :

  • if you are employed by a university abroad, which continues to pay your salary regularly throughout your stay in France
  • or if you benefit from a grant (from your country or the French government) awarded to carry out a research project in France.

In this case, you must apply for a short-stay visa to work as a "Scientifique/Chercheur" (scientist/researcher).

To apply for a visa you will need to provide :

  • Convention de séjour de recherche (research stay agreement) signed by the French research organisation;
  • Convention d'accueil (welcome contract) signed by your French employer. In order to obtain this document you must be registered on the ALFRED website and have been officially invited by a university or research centre in France.

 

Important

 

  • If the amount of the grant awarded to you for your research stay is less than the remuneration of a French doctoral contract (approximately 1400 euros per month), you will not be able to claim a Scientifique/Chercheur visa, but will be able to claim a Étudiant (student) or Visiteur (visitor) visa instead.
  • A short-stay visa cannot be extended: you must leave France at the end of the authorised period.
  • You do not need to validate your visa or apply for a residence permit once you have arrived in France.
  • For certain people, it is not necessary to have a short-term visa to enter the Schengen area.

 

For a stay longer than 3 months

 

Doctoral students of any nationality (except Algerian)

You need to apply for a long-stay visa to study. In order to apply for a visa, you will need to provide the notification of admission to a doctoral thesis issued by your Doctoral School in France.

IMPORTANT

  • The duration of the visa will normally be approximately one year to cover the first year of the doctoral programme.
  • The visa cannot be issued for several years (European regulations).
  • When you arrive in France, you will need to digitally validate your long-stay visa so that it becomes a residence permit (titre de séjour : VLS-TS).
  • When your long-stay visa expires, if you wish to continue your doctoral studies, you will have to apply online for a new residence permit (a priori the duration will cover the rest of your doctoral studies).
  • If you have a doctoral contract, an ATER contract or a CIFRE agreement, please refer to the case "If you are employed in France" here below.

 

Algerian PhD students only

  • You need to apply for a long-stay visa to study. In order to apply for a visa, you will need to provide the notification of admission to a doctoral thesis issued by your Doctoral School in France.
  • IMPORTANT: the duration of the visa will be only 3 months. When you arrive in France, and before your long-stay visa expires, you will have to apply online for a residence permit (titre de séjour) - a priori the duration will cover the rest of your doctoral studies.

 

Employees of all nationalities (except Algerian)

You must apply for a long-stay visa Passeport Talents (talent passport) as a Chercheur (researcher). In order to apply for your visa you will need to provide your Convention d'accueil (welcome contract) signed by your French employer. In order to obtain this document you must be registered on the ALFRED website and have been officially recruited by a university or research centre in France.

IMPORTANT

  • The duration of the visa will depend on the duration of the research project, up to a maximum of one year.
  • The visa cannot be issued for several years (European regulations).
  • When you arrive in France, depending on your situation, you must either digitally validate your long-stay visa so that it becomes a residence permit (titre de séjour VLS-TS) if your work contract is for less than 1 year, OR digitally apply for a new residence permit (titre de séjour) if your work contract is for more than 1 year.
  • This residence permit is also granted to doctoral students recruited under a doctoral contract, an ATER contract or a CIFRE agreement.

 

Algerian employees only

You must apply for a long-stay visa to work as a Scientifique / Chercheur (scientist/researcher). In order to apply for your visa you will need to provide your Convention d'accueil (welcome contract) signed by your French employer. In order to obtain this document you must be registered on the ALFRED website and have been officially recruited by a university or research centre in France.

IMPORTANT

  • The duration of the visa will be only 3 months.
  • When you arrive in France, and before your long-stay visa expires, you will have to apply for a residence permit (titre de séjour) - a priori the duration will cover the rest of your doctoral studies.
  • This residence permit is also granted to doctoral students recruited under a doctoral contract, an ATER contract or a CIFRE agreement.

 

Guest researchers of all nationalities (except Algerian)

Your research stay in France is only possible :

  • if you are employed by a university abroad, which continues to pay your salary regularly throughout your stay in France
  • or if you benefit from a grant (from your country or the French government) awarded to carry out a research project in France.

This research stay cannot legally exceed 1 year.

In this case, you must apply for a long-stay visa Passeport Talents (talent passport) as Chercheur (researcher). To apply for a visa you will need to provide :

  • Convention de séjour de recherche (research stay agreement) signed by the French research organisation;
  • Convention d'accueil (welcome contract) signed by your French employer. In order to obtain this document you must be registered on the ALFRED website and have been officially invited by a university or research centre in France.

IMPORTANT

  • If the amount of the grant awarded to you for your research stay is less than the remuneration of a French doctoral contract (approximately 1400 euros per month), you will not be able to claim a Scientifique/Chercheur (scientist/researcher) visa, but will be able to claim a Étudiant (student) or Visiteur (visitor) visa instead.
  • The duration of the visa will depend on the duration of the research project, up to a maximum of one year.
  • The visa cannot be issued for several years (European regulations).
  • When you arrive in France, depending on your situation, you must either digitally validate your long-stay visa so that it becomes a residence permit (titre de séjour VLS-TS) if your work contract is for less than 1 year, OR digitally apply for a new residence permit (titre de séjour) if your work contract is for more than 1 year.

 

Algerian guest researchers only

Your research stay in France is only possible :

  • if you are employed by a university abroad, which continues to pay your salary regularly throughout your stay in France
  • or if you benefit from a grant (from your country or the French government) awarded to carry out a research project in France.

This research stay cannot legally exceed 1 year. 

You must apply for a long-stay visa to work as a Scientifique/Chercheur (scientist/researcher). To apply for a visa you will need to provide :

  • Convention de séjour de recherche (research stay agreement) signed by the French research organisation;
  • Convention d'accueil (welcome contract) signed by your French employer. In order to obtain this document you must be registered on the ALFRED website and have been officially invited by a university or research centre in France.

IMPORTANT

  • If the amount of the grant awarded to you for your research stay is less than the remuneration of a French doctoral contract (approximately 1400 euros per month), you will not be able to claim a Scientifique/Chercheur (scientist/researcher) visa, but will be able to claim an Étudiant (student) or Visiteur (visitor) visa instead.
  • The duration of the visa will be only 3 months.
  • When you arrive in France, and before the expiry of your long-stay visa, you will have to apply online for a residence permit (titre de séjour) - a priori the duration will cover the rest of your research stay.

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Benefit from personalised support before and during your stay in France, as well as assistance tailored to your needs, such as administrative help, insurance and health coverage, bank accounts, the opportunity to take French lessons, and tips on finding housing. You can gain access to all this by registering with ALFRED©.

International House

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    At the very heart of the uB Dijon campus, an innovative and original residence designed for both long and short stays.

 

Contact

  • Nawal MOUNIR

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    University of Burgundy
    International Office
    EURAXESS Burgundy - room R26
    Maison de l’Université
    Esplanade Erasme
    BP 27877
    21078 Dijon cedex France

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