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VISAS

Some students will have to pass through the Campus France – Etudes en France PRE-CONSULAIRE procedure first, depending on the existing Campus France cooperation set. 

  • You have to check your country’s eligibility to Campus France procedure on: https://www.campusfrance.org/en, then contact the local Campus France officer directly.

In the case your country is not eligible to Campus France check the local French Embassy information to know the procedure and get the appropriate appointment and list of documents to be prepared/ admission letter ( which is also your financial proof).

Please note that we will be also contacting the campus France and French embassy to inform them that you have been accepted on the MIR programme.

Which visa to Apply for?

  •  Priority request must be for a Visa Etudiant Mobilité (student mobility)

This new type of visa is specifically set for Joint Master degrees. It allows you visa authorization up to 2 years and eases mobility between the participating and hosting European universities of the programme. Also, you should be exempted of OFII procedure.

The “student mobility” visa is valid for 3 months and is accompanied by a mention “C.SEJ. A SOLLIC.” (residence permit to apply for). You must apply for a student residence permit within two months of your arrival in France in order to receive a 1 year resident permit. The procedure is done online on the website: https://administration-etrangers-en-france.interieur.gouv.fr/particuliers/#/.

  • However, some embassies or consulates only issue long-stay visa/residence permit (VLS-TS).

Do not worry, this VISA also works for EMJMD students.

The student long-stay visa/residence permit (VLS-TS) is issued for a period of 4 months to 1 year and must be validated within three months after your arrival in France. The validation procedure is done online on the following website:  https://administration-etrangers-en-france.interieur.gouv.fr/particuliers/#/ .

Be careful, for either of these VISAs, make sure to have your passport stamped when you enter France or the Schengen area. This stamp will be necessary to determine your date of entry to France and it will be requested for your residence permit request in case you have a student mobility VISA, or to validate your  student long-stay visa.

Check the “Student mobility” section at the end of the following page: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/student.

Should you not be sure about if you need a VISA, you can complete the following online questionnaire which help you: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/ai-je-besoin-d-un-visa.

Indicative list of documents to provide:

  • Birth certificate translated in French
  • Copy of the Visa
  • Copy of the passport (identification pages)
  • Université de Toulon enrolment certificate
  • Housing/Address certificate (to be requested to the landlord/owner of the place you are staying at)
  • Insurance certificate (insurance will provided by the MIR consortium)
  • Filled prefecture document

Please remember to keep us updated with progress regarding your VISA application process by emailing us on mir-candidate@univ-tln.fr  As soon as you have your VISA please email us a scanned copy for our file.

Should you be refused a VISA please inform us as soon as possible and we will try and contact the relevant authorities.