Administrative

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  • Applicants from one of the countries of the SCHENGEN Area in the European Union are required to produce an identity card or a valid passport.
  • Applicants from countries outside the SCHENGEN Area are required to produce a valid passport (only).
  • No school degree required.
  • Applicants need to know how to read and write in their mother tongue.
  • Applicants should be at least 17 ½ years and less than 39 ½ years on the day they report at the information desk.
  • Applicants should produce any useful supporting documents: residence permit, driver’s licence, photocopy of family record book, certificate of marriage, certificate of divorce, birth certificate, etc…)

 

 

  • IMPORTANT

In order to facilitate administrative procedures, please produce the following documents when applying:

 

-          French applicants

  • A complete birth certificate obtained over the past six months
  • JAPD (Day of call of preparation with defense) or JDC (Day defense and citizenship) certificate
  • DSS (Descriptive State and Services) service record for those applicants who served previously in the French Armed Forces.

 

-         Foreign applicants

A complete birth certificate with filiation obtained less than six months before (ideally multilingual).

 

APPLICANTS LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THE FOLLOWING:

  • “Parents’ consent” handwritten and signed by both parents or the applicant’s legal guardian(s).
  • Parents’ consent must be signed and validated by the appropriate authorities (registry officer, police, gendarmerie / embassy or consulate for foreign applicants).
  • Photocopies of both parents’ identification papers (certified accurate by the appropriate authorities).
  • If one or both parents of the applicant are deceased, the appropriate death certificate(s) should be produced.
  • Foreign applicants less than 18 years of age should have all necessary documents translated into French by an approved French translator.
  • If these applicants are no longer under their parents’ custody, they should produce the appropriate certificates.

 

 

SCHENGEN AREA (as of January 1st, 2013): map 

  • Germany - Austria - Belgium - Denmark - Spain - Estonia - Finland - France - Greece - Hungary - Italy - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Slovenia – Sweden.
  • Countries soon to join the Schengen Area: Romania and Bulgaria. To date, applicants from both these countries still have to produce passports.
  • Associated member countries :  Ireland - Iceland - Norway - the United Kingdom - Switzerland. Applicants from these countries will only be required to produce an identity card.

 

 

 

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