Holders of visas issued for a term of more than three months marked « Visiteur » (visitor) are exempted from applying for a temporary residence card during the first year of their stay in France.

Holders of this visa are required to have their visa « validated as a residence permit » within three months of their arrival in France.

This procedure is mandatory for all holders of this visa.


Online procedure

Visas are validated online at the following address:


After having entered their visa number, provided different information (passport number, surname, first name, nationality, date of birth, address in France) and paid a tax of 200 euros in the form of an electronic tax stamp, holders of this visa confirm the registration of their visa and receive a validation certificate in PDF format.

This certificate must be saved, printed and kept for the duration of their stay in France.

An appointment notification for a mandatory medical check-up is then sent to the visa holder. This exam takes place at OFII in Montrouge.


What next ?

Holders of this visa who wish to stay in France after the expiry date of their visa must apply for a renewal with the prefecture of their place of residence three months before the expiry date of their « valid as a residence permit » visa.

The residence permit number that will then be requested by the Prefecture is the visa registration number indicated on the validation certificate.

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