Language assistants and readers [fr]

Presentation

The long-stay visa or type "D" visa authorizes you to stay in France for more than three months.

Documents to be provided

Please provide both the original and 2 copies of the documents. All the documents must be submitted in the order below.

The visa section will give you back the original documents.

Document or photocopy missing = incomplete file = high risk of visa refusal.

  • 1 identification photo, in colour, recent (less than three months), original in 35 mm X 45 mm format with clear and uniform background. Photo must be affixed to the form;
  • Original passport (and copy of your passport’s identification page). The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the end of the stay in France. The visa is made effective by means of a self-adhesive label affixed to one of the pages of the passport;
  • Refugees : RefugeeTravel Document issued in accordance with the 1951 Geneva Convention;
    • Canadian residents with refugees status, even if they have a permanent resident card, must be in possession of this document and present themselves at the consulate at least one month before their travel date.
  • Non Canadian citizens : evidence of your regular status in Canada ;
    • a permanent resident card (photocopy must be recto-verso),
      • IMM 1000 not accepted.
    • or a study permit along with a valid Canadian visa (to ensure the return to Canada),
    • or a work permit along with a valid Canadian visa,
    • or a Canadian visitor’s visa if the holder prove residence over three consecutive months in Canada.
  • For language assistants, the nomination order from the education authority governed by the "Direction générale des entreprises, de la concurrence, de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi" (DIRECCTE) having jurisdiction over you in France;
  • For readers, the Cerfa work contract approved by the DIRECCTE;
  • Birth certificate and its translation into french from one of the accredited translators : the french consulate need to authentificate these documents to allow you to get your registration to the French "Sécurité sociale" (social security). Only birth certificates from Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut can be authentificated in the french consulate of Montreal. For other applicanters, please contact us by e-mails;

Attention

The Consulate reserves the right to require additional supporting evidence.

Filing the documents does not systematically guarantee issuance of a visa. You should not leave your present job, sell your property or commit yourself in any way before receiving your visa.

Please note

Upon arrival in France, the party must immediately send the specific OFII form signed by the Consulate to the OFII territorial division that has jurisdiction in the Department where the party resides. The OFII will subsequently contact the party for the compulsory medical and reception appointments. Fees for the issuance of the residency document must be paid on this occasion.

Appointments

Attention, you must schedule an appointment in order to submit your application on the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Prendre rendez-vous" tab).

Only those persons in possession of the notice to attend will be admitted to the Consulate offices. For security reasons, please be on time;

Before attending, please make sure to bring all the documents indicated on the Consulate Web site that are required to issue the requested visa.

You must submit all original documents, as well as two photocopies of each document.

To avoid penalizing other applicants, if you must cancel your appointment you are strongly requested to do so via the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Revoir son rendez-vous" tab).

Dernière modification : 12/02/2016

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