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Procedures for temporary residence during your stay in France - three cases :

1. Your are a citizen of the European Union or of an associated nation (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland) :
You do not require a 'carte de séjour' (residence permit).
All you need is a valid passport or valid national identity card.
However, if you are intending to get a job, then you will require a 'permis de séjour' in order to obtain a 'permis de travail temporaire' (temporary work permit) wherever you come from.

2. You are citizen of a candidate country to the European Union (Croatia, Turkey) :
- To stay in France less than 3 months : no 'carte de séjour' required.
All you need is a valid passport or a national identity card.
- To stay in France more than 3 months : one must have a passport and a student visa, 'type D', with the words 'carte de séjour à solliciter à l'arrivée' (which means you have to get a residence permit soon after your arrival in Angers).

3. You are NOT a citizen of one of the above countries :
- To stay in France less than 3 months : one must have a passport and a visa with the words 'dispensé temporaire de carte de séjour' (which means that for the time being you do not require a residence permit).
- To stay in France more than 3 months : one must have a passport and a student visa, 'type D', with the mention 'carte de séjour à solliciter à l'arrivée' (which means you have to get a residence permit soon after your arrival in Angers).
 

How to apply for a visa ?

Contact the French consultate in your country. For further info, click on Ambassades françaises à l’étranger
Attention ! A 'tourist' visa can NOT be exchanged for a 'étudiant' visa, neither in France nor any other EU member-state.

How to apply for a 'carte de séjour' (residence permit) ?

On arrival at ESA , you should have the following original documents which you brought with you from home (+ a photocopy of each document) :
- Passport, valid for your length of stay + copy of the pages where are the number, the identity, the photograph, the dates of issue and validity, the visa.
- Student visa, 'type D', with the mention 'carte de séjour à solliciter à l'arrivée'.
- Proof of financial means :
a) If you are 'boursier', lie you have a scholarship : then the certificate or guarantee provided by the financial organisation.
b) If your are not 'boursier', lie you have not a scholarship :
. Own resources : a bank statement indicating that your personnal account will have 430 € each month, or
4 300 € each year at least.
. Financial resources provided by a person living in France : a certificate (or signed letter) from that person attesting that she/he will assure your financial needs to the sum of 430 € per month or 4 300 € per year, accompanied by photocopies of the last three pay-slips + last income tax return.

ON ARRIVAL IN FRANCE, ONE HAS TO ADD :
- Four recent and identical passport rize photos (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm / black and white / full face, bare-headed).
- Certificate of inscription to an ESA course and student identity card (provided by us).
- Proof of residence in Angers :
a) Lodging in a host French family : a certificate from your landlord + copy of his/her identity card and electricity bill less than 3 months old.
b) Lodging in student residence : a certificate from the director of the residence.
c) Own flat : contract of location dated of less than 3 months.
- Stamped addressed envelope (to your address in Angers).
- O.M.I. fiscal stamp to the value of 55 € which must be bought at the 'Prefecture'. Algerian citizens are exempted of buying this stamp.
- Compulsory medical visit : you will be attended for a medical visit, including chest x-ray at the O.M.I. ('Office des Migrations Internationales') in Nantes, during the three months following the application of your 'permis de séjour définitif' requirement.

Contact :

For any more information, please contact at Groupe ESA :
Carine Billaud, Assistant to the director
Tel : 33 (0) 2 41 23 55 00 - Fax : 33 (0) 2 41 23 55 32
E-mail : c.billaud@groupe-esa.com

Where and how you can get in touch with the administration to apply your 'carte de séjour' in Angers :

'Préfecture de Police - Service Accueil Etudiants Etrangers'
7 rue Hanneloup - F-49100 ANGERS
Opening hours : 9.15 am till 4.15 pm, without a break
Tel : 33 (0) 2 41 81 83 76 ou 85 / Information by telephone from 9.15 am till 12.15 pm.

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