Do I Need a Visa?
For a stay not exceeding three months
Short-stay student visa (short stay for studies or examination)
For a stay between 4 months to a year
Long-stay student visa
- VLS-TS: Long-stay visa valid as a residence permit for students (visa long séjour valant titre de séjour)
- VLS-T: Temporary long term visa (visa long séjour temporaire)
You come from the European Economic Area (EEA) or are a Swiss citizen
You do not need a visa to stay or work in France. Valid proof of identity is sufficient. This means that you can come and carry out a research activity on a grant or contract basis, without having to take any particular step in terms of your right to stay or work.
You are a national of a third-party country
Depending on the duration and reason for your stay in France, you may need to apply for a visa from the French consulate in your usual place of residence.