Turning my entry visa into a residence permit in France : OFII / online validation platform

Once you have arrived in France with a student visa, you must proceed with this validation through a government online platform in order to convert your visa into a student residence permit. You must proceed within the first three months of your arrival in France.

What is OFII? Qu'est-ce que l'OFII?
It stands for Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration . Even if your consulate provided you an OFII form together with your visa, t...
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019 at 3:16 PM
Quel visa doit être converti en titre de séjour ? Comment faire? / Must my visa be turned into a residence permit? How will this be done?
If you were granted a long stay student visa “CESEDA R 311-3 6° autorisé travail limite 60% durée légale”, you must apply on the online government platform...
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019 at 11:32 AM
What are the requested documents for the visa validation ? Quels documents dois-je fournir pour la validation de mon visa ?
In order to apply on the dedicated online government platform, you will only need your passport and a bank card (for a €60 payment). You will not be reque...
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019 at 3:20 PM
Can I travel abroad before I validate my visa on the online platform? Puis-je voyager hors de France avant de valider mon visa sur la plateforme en ligne?
Yes, if you are holder of a long stay student visa, you can travel abroad within the first three months after your arrival in France.  That’s the deadline...
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019 at 4:19 PM
« Visa mineur, minor visa » / validation de visa, Visa validation - OFII ?
Minors are exempted from OFII. The “visa mineur” holder thus cannot validate his visa on the government validation platform until his visa expire...
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019 at 4:29 PM