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Abroad in France: how do i buy a tax stamp?

Verified 15 septembre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Tax stamps due for a foreigner's stay in France can be bought in several ways.

In mainland France, tax stamps are sold only in dematerialized form (or electronic). Electronic tax stamps can be purchased either online or at a tobacco office.

  Please note : in overseas departments, it is always possible to pay by stamp paper..

You must purchase a tax stamp to validate your long-stay visa valid as residence permit( VLS-TS)..

Online

Payment at the site of purchase is possible with the following bank cards:

  • Blue Card (CB) and eCard
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

However, payment by Paypal or American Express card is not accepted.

Tax Stamp Online Purchase - Foreign Title

Bring a credit card

The electronic stamp may be issued on 2 media:

  • a PDF document with a 2D code that can also be scanned directly from a phone or tablet by the department responsible for receiving your request,
  • or a text message with the 16-digit stamp ID that will be accepted by the agent handling your case.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

In a tobacco office

You can buy a tax stamp from a tobacco office, if the business is equipped to edit them.

  Warning : do not buy a fine stamp in error.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

The person requesting the validation of a reception certificate must buy a tax stamp.

Online

Payment at the site of purchase is possible with the following bank cards:

  • Blue Card (CB) and eCard
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

However, payment by Paypal or American Express card is not accepted.

Online purchase of the tax stamp - Welcome Certificate

Ministry of Finance

Bring a credit card

The electronic stamp may be issued on 2 media:

  • a PDF document with a 2D code that can also be scanned directly from a phone or tablet by the department responsible for receiving your request,
  • or a text message with the 16-digit stamp ID that will be accepted by the agent handling your case.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

In a tobacco office

You can buy a tax stamp from a tobacco office if the business is equipped to edit them.

  Warning : do not buy a fine stamp in error.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

You must buy a tax stamp for a 1re application, renewal or duplicate:

  • a residence card,
  • or a resident card.

Online

Payment at the site of purchase is possible with the following bank cards:

  • Blue Card (CB) and eCard
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

However, payment by Paypal or American Express card is not accepted.

Tax Stamp Online Purchase - Foreign Title

Bring a credit card

The electronic stamp may be issued on 2 media:

  • a PDF document with a 2D code that can also be scanned directly from a phone or tablet by the department responsible for receiving your request,
  • or a text message with the 16-digit stamp ID that will be accepted by the agent handling your case.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

In a tobacco office

You can buy a tax stamp from a tobacco office if the business is equipped to edit them.

  Warning : do not buy a fine stamp in error.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

You must buy a tax stamp for a 1re application, renewal or duplicate of foreign minor circulation document (CDR.)..

Online

Payment at the site of purchase is possible with the following bank cards:

  • Blue Card (CB) and eCard
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

However, payment by Paypal or American Express card is not accepted.

Tax Stamp Online Purchase - Foreign Title

Bring a credit card

The electronic stamp may be issued on 2 media:

  • a PDF document with a 2D code that can also be scanned directly from a phone or tablet by the department responsible for receiving your request,
  • or a text message with the 16-digit stamp ID that will be accepted by the agent handling your case.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

In a tobacco office

You can buy a tax stamp from a tobacco office if the business is equipped to edit them.

  Warning : do not buy a fine stamp in error.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

You must buy a tax stamp for a 1re application, a renewal or a duplicate of a travel document for refugee, stateless or beneficiary of subsidiary protection..

Online

Payment at the site of purchase is possible with the following bank cards:

  • Blue Card (CB) and eCard
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

However, payment by Paypal or American Express card is not accepted.

Tax Stamp Online Purchase - Foreign Title

Bring a credit card

The electronic stamp may be issued on 2 media:

  • a PDF document with a 2D code that can also be scanned directly from a phone or tablet by the department responsible for receiving your request,
  • or a text message with the 16-digit stamp ID that will be accepted by the agent handling your case.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.

In a tobacco office

You can buy a tax stamp from a tobacco office if the business is equipped to edit them.

  Warning : do not buy a fine stamp in error.

In case of error, the refund request must be sent to the tax department.

Tax stamp refund request

This site allows you to request a refund of an electronic tax stamp.