How to renew your long stay Visa / Residence permit

Where to submit the French Residence Permit application


From the 17/09/2020 you must submit your renewal residence permit request on the new online platform.


To make sure that you upload the right documents and didn't miss any step, you can send a mail to the Euraxess team.

Before you start the procedure, we recommend that you read this page carefully and gather all all necessary documents in digital format. 

Download the detailed list here (in french):

You must attach:

  • all necessary documents in digital format (good quality scan or photo) without exceeding 10MB per file,
  • an e-photo. photos must be in digital format, so they must be taken at an approved E-PHOTO photographer or in an approved photo booth. You can consult the geolocation map to find a photographer. If you choose to take one in a photo booth, you must select the "E-photo pour titre de séjour // E-photo for residence permit card" format.

Each supporting document (passport, transcripts, resources certificate...) must be in one and the same document for each (one document for the passport, one for the transcripts... allowed format are JPG/PNG/PDF). 


With this new procedure you will no longer receive a récépissé but a "certificate of deposit".
You must therefore make your request as soon as possible, do not wait for your residence permit to expire!

Do not plan to travel outside France in the coming months because the deposit certificate will not allow you to return to France if your residence permit has expired
(according to the information we currently have).



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