The Ministry of the Interior has set up a dematerialized procedure for the applications for residence permits. Thus, it facilitates access to the services of prefectures for foreign nationals.
You must apply for a student residence permit for the first time, renew your student VLS TS or your student residence permit? Just go to ANEF web site!
On the ANEF web site, click on « I would like to apply or renew my rsidence permit » and follow the instructions. Once you have signed in to your foreign account or created it, you will be able to upload all the documents required for your application. Think about scanning or photographing your documents beforehand, and make sure they are all clearly legible. At the end of the procedure and after having checked your data, you will be able to confirm your request. You will then receive, successively:
You will not receive a receipt (« récépissé ») pending the production of your residence card, but the last two certificates will justify the maintenance of your rights opened and associated with the mention of the residence permit you have been holding and wish to renew. For instance, in the case of the renewal of a student residence permit, the attestations still allow you to work as a secondary activity. You will also be able to log in to your ANEF account to retrieve your certificates.
Holders of competitive examination and schooled minors visas are not concerned by this paperless procedure. Therefore, we invite you to check with your local prefecture how to submit your application. If you live in Paris, make an appointment on Préfecture de Police de Paris web site.
Please do not hesitate to check the web site of your local prefecture (here for the Préfecture de Police de Paris) as the online procedure should be extended to other cases, and new appointments’ tools will be implemented, including: