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1 year residence certificate for Algerian

Verified 01 August 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

If you are an Algerian and an adult, you must apply for a residence certificate to stay in France for more than 3 months. You must also apply for one if you are over 16 and wish to work. Depending on your situation, the prefect issues you a 1-year residence certificate private and family life or a 1-year certificate with another entry (employee, student, etc.). In all cases, you must meet conditions.

1st Request

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You are married to an Algerian who has a 1-year certificate and you entered France through family reunification

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are an adult child of an Algerian who has a 1 year certificate and you entered France through family reunification

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are married to a French

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are married to a foreigner who has a "scientific" card

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You have a minor French child residing in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You were born in France, you lived there for at least 8 years continuously and after the age of 10, you attended at least 5 years of schooling in a French school

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

Your health is critical and requires medical care

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You usually reside in France for more than 10 years (or more than 15 years if you have stayed as a student during this period)

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

Your personal and family ties in France are important

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You want to work as an employee in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You want to work as a self-employed person (trader, artisan, industrialist, professional) in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You want to work temporarily in France with a specific employer

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You come to conduct research or provide university-level education in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You come as a performer or author of literary or artistic works in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are a student

You must have long-stay visa "student" to come and study in France.

You must justify sufficient means of existence (scholarships or other resources, of at least €615 per month).

Where to apply?

You must apply for your residence certificate online.

Apply for a student residence permit

Documents to be provided
  • Long-stay visa
  • Passport (pages on marital status, validity dates and entry stamps)
  • Extract of birth certificate with filiation (or full copy of birth certificate)
  • If you are married: marriage certificate
  • If you have children: extracts from your children's birth certificate with filiation
  • Certificate of domicile less than 3 months old
  • 3 identity photos
  • Evidence of sufficient means of existence: bank certificates of regular transfer or sufficient credit balance and, in case of resources provided by a third party, certificate on the honour of payment of the sums necessary to reach the required amount, pay slips. Scholars must provide a certificate from the organisation that pays the scholarship specifying the amount and duration of the scholarship
  • Certificate of pre-enrolment or enrolment in a French educational institution

FYI  

civil registration documents must be accompanied by their translation into French by a certified interpreter.

Card Delivery

The card is given to you by the prefecture or sub-prefecture of your home (depending on the place where your application is submitted).

If the administration has not responded within 4 months, your card request is denied.

Cost

You must pay €75 (stamp duty of €25 + tax €50) tax stamps.

Proof of payment of stamp duty and tax is required upon delivery of the card.

The residence certificate is valid for 1 year. It is renewable.

You are an intern

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are a visitor

You must have long-stay visa.

You must have sufficient means of living to support yourself during your stay.

You must undertake not to engage in any professional activity in France subject to authorisation.

With your residence permit visitor, you have the right to pursue a professional activity in France that is self-employed and not subject to special regulations.

To get a 1to residence certificate, you must pass (except exceptions) a medical visit in France.

This medical examination shall be carried out by a doctor of theOfii: titleContent (or certified by Ofii) who issues you a medical certificate.

You must hand it over to the prefecture when filing your file.

You must apply for a residence certificate online.

Apply online for a residence card or travel document

Documents to be provided
  • Long-stay visa
  • Passport (pages on marital status, validity dates and entry stamps)
  • Extract of birth certificate with filiation (or full copy of birth certificate)
  • If you are married: marriage certificate
  • If you have children: extracts from your children's birth certificate with filiation
  • The medical certificate issued by theOfii: titleContent exceptions
  • Certificate of domicile less than 3 months old
  • 3 identity photos
  • Statement on the honour of non-polygamy in France
  • Sufficient livelihood vouchers up to an annual amount equal to €15,948.71 (bank certificates, bonds of creditworthy persons, pension security for pensioners, etc.). These documents must be translated into French.
  • If supported by a third party: documents proving sufficient resources of the guarantor (tax notices on income, payslips...) + certificate of financial support and identity card of the guarantor
  • Manuscript certification of the fact that no professional activity has taken place in France

FYI  

civil registration documents must be accompanied by their translation into French by a certified interpreter.

Card Delivery

The card is given to you by the prefecture or sub-prefecture of your home (depending on the place where your application is submitted).

If the administration has not responded within 4 months, your card request is denied.

Cost

1re issuance of residence certificate is free.

The certificate visitor is valid for 1 year. It is renewable.

Renewal

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You are a spouse or adult child of an Algerian who has a 1-year certificate and you entered France through family reunification

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are married to a French

Within 2 months of the end of your 1-year residence certificate, you can request a certificate of residence valid for 10 years.

You are married to a foreigner who has a "scientific" card

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You have a minor French child residing in France

Within 2 months of the end of your 1-year residence certificate, you can request a certificate of residence valid for 10 years.

You were born in France, you lived there for at least 8 years continuously and after the age of 10, you attended at least 5 years of schooling in a French school

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

Your health is critical and requires medical care

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You usually reside in France for more than 10 years (or more than 15 years if you have stayed as a student during this period)

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

Your personal and family ties in France are important

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You want to work as an employee in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You want to work as a self-employed person (trader, artisan, industrialist, professional) in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You want to work temporarily in France with a specific employer

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You come to conduct research or provide university-level education in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You come as a performer or author of literary or artistic works in France

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are a student

Certificate Request

You must apply for the renewal of your residence certificate online, no earlier than 4 months and no later than 2 months before the end of your residence document (visa or permit).

Apply for a student residence permit

Documents to be provided
  • Certificate of residence
  • Passport (pages on marital status, validity dates and entry stamps)
  • Extract of birth certificate with filiation (or full copy of birth certificate)
  • If you are married: marriage certificate
  • If you have children: extracts from your children's birth certificate with filiation
  • Certificate of domicile less than 3 months old
  • 3 identity photos
  • Evidence of sufficient means of existence: bank certificates of regular transfer or sufficient credit balance and, in case of resources provided by a third party, certificate on the honour of payment of the sums necessary to reach the required amount, pay slips. Scholars must provide a certificate from the organisation that pays the scholarship specifying the amount and duration of the scholarship.
  • Certificate of pre-enrolment or enrolment in a French educational institution
Cost

You must pay €75 (stamp duty of €25 + tax €50) tax stamps.

Proof of payment of stamp duty and tax is required upon delivery of the card.

If you file your application after the deadline, except in cases of force majeure or presentation of a valid visa, you will have to pay a visa fee to regularise €180.

You must pay this visa fee by tax stamps.

You are an intern

General case
Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is not possible to do the paperwork in some sub-prefectures. Find out more on your prefecture's website.

You are a visitor

Certificate Request

You must apply for the renewal of your residence certificate online, no earlier than 4 months and no later than 2 months before the end of your residence document (visa or permit).

Apply online for a residence card or travel document

Documents to be provided
  • Long-stay visa
  • Passport (pages on marital status, validity dates and entry stamps)
  • Extract of birth certificate with filiation (or full copy of birth certificate)
  • If you are married: marriage certificate
  • If you have children: extracts from your children's birth certificate with filiation
  • Medical certificate issued by theOfii: titleContent exceptions
  • Certificate of domicile less than 3 months old
  • 3 identity photos
  • Statement on the honour of non-polygamy in France
  • Sufficient livelihood vouchers up to an annual amount equal to €15,948.71 (bank certificates, bonds of creditworthy persons, pension security for pensioners, etc.). These documents must be translated into French.
  • If supported by a third party: documents proving sufficient resources of the guarantor (tax notices on income, payslips...) + certificate of financial support and identity card of the guarantor
  • Manuscript certification of the fact that no professional activity has taken place in France
Cost

You must pay €225 (tax €200 + stamp duty €25) tax stamps.

If you file your application after the deadline, except in cases of force majeure or presentation of a valid visa, you will have to pay a visa fee to regularise €180.

You must pay this visa fee by tax stamps.

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