PASSPORT/VISA

EUROPEAN STUDENTS

ID CARD / PASSPORT 

For students coming from the European Union and the European Economic Area countries (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), an ID CARD is sufficient to enter France. 

NON-EUROPEAN STUDENT

PASSPORT 

Students coming from a non-European country must get a valid passport and visa.

VISA

Students coming from a non-European country must get a visa before their arrival in France through the French Consulate of your country of origin.
If you want to check whether you need a visa or not, click here. 

There are 2 different types of visas:

Be aware that it is not possible to get a French visa while being in France.

  • SHORT STAY VISA for less than 90 days:
    "VISA SHENGEN" The Schengen agreement refers to free movement of persons between signatory states.

 

  • LONG-STAY VISA for more than 90 days:
    "VISA LONG SEJOUR VALANT TITRE DE SEJOUR = VLS-TS" (long stay visa equivalent to a residence permit)
    The long-stay visa is usually issued to students coming for more than three months. This visa allows you to move freely through the Schengen Area within its period of validity.
    Long-stay visas must be validated online within 3 months following your arrival. 

 

More information about French visas

VISA VALIDATION/RESIDENCE PERMIT RENEWAL

ADMINISTRATIVE PRODECURE

Once in France, the EDHEC International Students Office will help you with the official procedures: either the visa validation or the residence permit renewal.

Students coming for a short period (one semester) may have a visa which does not need to be validated.

 

VISA VALIDATION

If you own a Long stay Visa (VLS-TS), your visa has to be validated within 3 months following your arrival in France.
Everything has to be done online, further information will be shared by ISO in due time. 

Cost of visa per category

 

VISA OR RESIDENCE PERMIT EXTENSION

If you need to extend or renew your long-stay visa or resident permit in France, the procedure is now 100% online.
Further information can be shared by ISO. 

 

WORK IN FRANCE/INTERNSHIP

JOBS

Full year students with a long-stay visa are allowed to work up to 964 hours per year - that means 60% of the annual legal duration of working hours in France.

The period starts from the first day of the visa validation or of the residence permit.

For more information, click here.

 

INTERNSHIPS

All international students can do internships in France. The only condition is to obtain an internship contract - called "convention de stage" - that is provided by the EDHEC Career Center (available only for full year students).

An internship is not considered as a job according to the French law.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
 

Here is a non-exhaustive list of documents you must bring along to help you complete different administrative tasks. 

 

PASSPORT/VISA

  • Valid passport
  • French student visa (for non-European students)
     

HOUSING

  • Housing insurance to bring to the check-in appointment
     

OTHER DOCUMENTS

  • Original version of your birth certificate (in the original language)
  • Birth certificate officially translated into French
  • (If you wish to drive) Driving license translated into French
  • Transcripts and diploma (no need to translate it)

 

 

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