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What is the residence permit issued to a minor foreigner who is in the majority? 

Verified 30 May 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You are a foreigner (non-European) minor collected by theAse: titleContent ? You minor ? You can obtain a residence card by majority. You must meet certain conditions. Depending on your situation, we will tell you which card can be issued to you.

You are collected before the age of 16

If you are a minor foreigner who has entered France in isolation and entrusted to Ase at the latest at the age of 16, you can obtain a temporary residence card private and family life.

The prefect studies your situation comprehensively. It checks all of the following conditions:

  • Training taken (must be real and serious)
  • Nature of your links with the family that has remained in the country of origin (the Prefect examines the reality and stability of the links developed in French territory, in the light of your links that you have maintained in your country of origin)
  • Opinion of the host organisation on the guarantees of your insertion in the French business, which will be taken into account

A long-stay visa is not required to obtain the residence card.

This card allows you to pursue studies or to pursue the professional activity of your choice (paid or self-employed, trade, etc.).

You can request the card private and family life at age 18 (or at age 16 if you want to work).

You are collected between 16 and 18 years

If you are a minor foreigner who has entered France in isolation and is assigned to Ase between 16 and 18 years, you can be admitted to the stay. But this is exceptional regularisation, not automatic entitlement.

Depending on the nature of your training, you may receive:

To accept or refuse to issue the card, the Prefect will examine your situation in a comprehensive manner. It shall take into account the following:

  • Training you follow (must be real and serious)
  • Nature of your links with your family in the country of origin (the Prefect examines the reality and stability of the links developed in the French territory, with regard to the links you have maintained in your country of origin)
  • Opinion of the host organisation on the guarantees of your insertion in the French business, which will be taken into account

A long-stay visa is not required to obtain the residence card.

FYI  

outside of these issues, you can obtain a residence card for another reason. For example, as victim of human trafficking.

You can request a card private and family life at age 18 (or at age 16 if you want to work).

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