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Visa for study Long stay (more than 90 days)

Document description Conditions based on applicants data  Type of document
ID photo meeting the ICAO standards :
- Glued to the application form,
- In color,
- Size 3.5cm x 4.5cm,
- white plain background,
- less than 3 months old.
  2
Two long stay visa application forms duly completed and signed by the applicant. Download.   Original
OFII form. Download.   Original
Passport.

A signed national passport or official travel document issued less than 10 years ago, valid for at least 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa ;
The passport must contain two blank ‘visa’ pages ;
The passport must be undamaged ;
Copies of your previous visas are required ;

  Original & Copy
Previous passports. If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, those must be presented along with copies of your previous visas.  

Original & Copy

British Residence permit. Your British residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an ID card)   Original & Copy
Registration or pre-registration in a French university or school related to your academic background. Recent, official and signed letter stating your name/type of studies/length of studies/part of a European program (Erasmus) if applicable/number of hours per week   Original & Copy
Diplomas, Certificates
Proof of your academic status/level if relevant
  Original & Copy
Proof of activity in the UK.
-Studies: recent, official and signed letter stating your name /type of studies/length of studies/number of hours per week.
- Employment: recent, official and signed letter from your employer stating terms of contract + last three month payslips
  Original
Cover letter explaining study project in France   Original
Proof of accommodation for the first 3 months.
- Hotel booking + proof of resources to cover the costs
- Rental agreement signed by both parties
- University/School accommodation: letter from the University/School stating details of accommodation
- If private accommodation: letter of invitation from your host in France + proof of his/her ID.+ proof his/her French residence permit if applicable + proof of address such as a recent bill
  Original & Copy
Proof of financial means of support .
- Your most recent bank statements showing your name, details, sufficient funds to support yourself in France (school fees/accommodation/food etc)
- Proof of scholarship if applicable
- Private sponsor : letter from your sponsor stating financial sponsorship and relationship to the visa applicant +  his/her proof of ID + his/her French residence permit if applicable + his/her recent bank statement showing sufficient funds + his/her last three month payslips + contract of employment  + latest French Income tax
  Original & copy
Medical insurance covering your full stay in France (no travel insurance, no EHIC), if you are over 28   Original & Copy

 

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