After you Reach France



Highlights of After you Reach France

  • International students will go through immigration check on their arrival

  • International students must validate their visa within three months of arriving in France

  • The Visa validation process can be done online

  • International students must contribute to campus, and student life costs 95 euros annually.

  • International students can open a bank account in any bank in France.

  • French payment card allows students to make payments.

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Arrival in France

On arrival at the France airport, International students are first subjected to an immigration check. It is a routine check of any International entering France. The immigration office will confirm that students fulfil the below conditions,

  • Students must be over 18 years of age;
  • Students must have already chosen their training course or studies for more comprehensive information about the methods and diploma preparations.
  • A higher education establishment must accept the student. Enrolment conditions differ depending on your nationality.
  • Valid Visa and supporting documents.
  • identity card;
  • passport;
  • birth certificate (a translated and certified copy)
  • proof of enrolment in your institute
After you Reach France
After you Reach France

When should you register with Immigration?

Students who come to France with a long-stay visa used as a residence permit (VLS- TS in French) must validate their visa as soon as they arrive in France. The procedure is entirely digital: you can do everything remotely, at home, on your computer.

International students must validate their visa within 3 months of arriving in France.

Checklist for Visa Validation :

  • A valid email address,
  • Details on your visa,
  • Date of arrival in France,
  • Home address in France,
  • A bank card to pay online the fee for issuing the residence permit
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While in France

International Students are advised to go to the international relations department of your host institute. While there, get the information you will need to study in France. International students must contribute to campus, and student life costs 95 euros per year. Students can pay online and in cash at your local post office. Students must provide a payment receipt during their registration in your institution.The contribution to campus and student life is paid to the CROUS to facilitate the reception of students and their social, health, cultural and sports follow-up. It also finances prevention activities about health. Relax, settle down and let it all sink in.

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Opening a Bank Account

An international student can open a bank account in any bank in France. Different banks have multiple branches in most cities. Open the door and make an appointment with a counsellor at your nearest branch. Opening a bank account in France for international students, particularly paying bills (electricity, telephone, rent) and subscriptions (transportation, Internet). You will also be able to cash any wages you receive, and it's easier to be reimbursed for healthcare expenses. A French payment card lets students pay for most things, so you don't have to carry large amounts of cash.

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Bank Account Opening Process in France

The first step is to choose the right bank. Compare what the different banks offer. The bank card costs, international transfers, and cash withdrawals abroad may vary noticeably from one bank to another. Documents required to open a bank account in France,

  • Identification Documentation
  • Proof of residence,
  • An attestation of enrolment or a student card.
  • In case students don't have any accommodation, you may be able to use the address of your institution's international relations service.

In case any Additional Documentation to Open an Account requirement is made, you can find it on the bank's online portal.After opening a bank account, students have the right to a bank card and a chequebook, with your Relevé d'Identité Bancaire (RIB - bank account information slip). Students can easily make the additional monthly payments you have.

In case students are facing difficulties in opening an account. The availability of a process called "droit au compte" (right to account) can help you: the Banque de France will appoint a bank and force it to open an account for you. Details of this process, documents to provide, and associations offering help are available on the Banque de France website.

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FAQ:


What are the documents required for an immigration check?

International students require a Valid Visa and supporting documents, educational documents, identity card; passport; birth certificate (a translated and certified copy), and proof of enrolment in your institute.

What is the duration within which international students can validate visas in France?

As an international student, one must validate their visa within 3 months of arrival in the country

Can a Non-European student open a bank account in France?

An international student can open a bank account in any bank in France. Students have the right to a bank card and a chequebook, with your Relevé d'Identité Bancaire (RIB - bank account information slip).

What documents are required to open a bank in France by a global student?

Documents required to open a bank account in France are

  • Identification Documentation
  • Proof of residence,
  • An attestation of enrolment or a student card.
  • If the students have yet to finalize accommodation, they can use the address of your institution's international relations service.

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