Can a foreigner who is a victim of human trafficking or procuring be regularized?

Verified 15 April 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yeah. Yeah. If you are or have been victim or witness of the human trafficking or procuring, you can get a map of residence temporary private and family life under certain conditions. This card is issued to you exceptionally. You must cooperate with the police (or gendarmerie) and the judiciary. At the end of the criminal proceedings, if the perpetrator(s) is/are convicted, you may be issued a 10-year residency card.

Step-by-step approach


This procedure does not concern a foreigner who is a national of European countrynor the members of his family living in France with him.

You are concerned if you fill in theAll conditions following:

  • You're a foreigner
  • You file a complaint or testify in criminal proceedings against a person or persons prosecuted for procuring or trafficking in human beings (sexual or domestic slavery, forced removal of organs, etc.)
  • You must no longer be in contact with the accused author(s)
  • You must not pose a threat to public order

If you have been recognized as a victim as a minor, you can obtain a residence permit at the age of 18.


The prefecture may refuse to deliver you your residence card if you are in one of the following cases:

  • You have not complied with an obligation to leave the territory (OQTF)
  • You committed acts of forgery and used false documents
  • You committed crimes offenses bass or crimes (drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, procuring, working conditions or undignified accommodation, in particular)
  • You have committed acts of violence against elected officials, public officials or security officers

You can request a temporary residence card private and family life. She's giving you authorizes to work. You can be accompanied in your steps by the specialized association or associations that follow you.

The investigating police or gendarmerie must hear you front your application for admission to the stay.

They offer you a reflection period 30 days to agree or disagree to cooperate with the judiciary and to receive a residence permit. If you request the cooling-off period, a 30-day receipt authorizing to work it's given to you. You must provide a photo ID.

During the cooling-off period, you cannot be returned from France.

If you don't ask for the cooling-off period, you can decide to cooperate with the law immediately.

You can benefit from the following aids:

You must submit your application on the Internet:

Apply online for a residence permit, a change of situation, a travel document, an application for ANEF naturalization

When you apply for a residence permit on the Internet, you immediately get a dematerialized certificate deposit.

  • Full copy of the birth certificate with the most recent entries, accompanied if necessary by the court decision ordering its transcription
  • Passport (pages concerning civil status, validity dates, entry stamps and visas)
    or consular attestation with photo
    or photo ID
    or consular card with photo
    or certificate of nationality under 6 months with photo
  • Receipt of the complaint or reference to the legal proceedings (with your testimony)

The residence card issued to you is free.

The card is given to you by the prefecture (or sub-prefecture) of your home.

This card is valid 1 year.

The temporary residence card private and family life is renewable throughout the duration of criminal proceedings (including appeals).

In case of final conviction of the person complained of, you may apply for resident card.

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