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Foreign scientists carrying out a research stay of over 90 days receive an extended-stay visa with the designation “passeport talent”. BE CAREFUL: depending on the length of your stay and the references on your visa the process to get your residence permit can change.

You have a long stay visa (VLS-TS) R311-3 9° L313-20 4° "passeport talent"

As soon as you arrive and within the first 3 months following your arrival at the latest, you must have your visa validated by OFII ("French Immigration and Integration Office"), thereby attributing this document the value of a residence permit.

To have your VLS-TS “passeport talent” visa validated, you must send your complete dossier to OFII or submit it to Espace Ulys, who will transmit it to OFII. Within one month, OFII will send you by post a summons to an appointment for the validation of your visa.

Please note: You will be required to pay a tax of 250 € for the validation of your VLS-TS.

Keep in mind that your hosting agreement and your “Passeport-Talent” visa allow you to:

  • Work upon your arrival in France, even if your visa has not yet been validated.
  • Enter and leave the Schengen area during the first 3 months.

IF YOUR SPOUSE ACCOMPANIES YOU DURING YOUR RESEARCH STAY IN LYON: he/she should have received the same type of visa with the designation R311-3 and will also need to have it validated by the OFII.

Download the list of required documents for OFII.

 

You have a long stay visa L313-20 4° "passeport talent - carte de sejour a solliciter"

As soon as you arrive and within the first 2 months following your arrival at the latest, you must contact Espace Ulys for having an appointment with us. The day of the appointment, we will check your file and we will arrange an appointment at the Préfecture du Rhône so you can submit your application for a residence permit.

During this appointment at the Préfecture and only if your application is complete, you will be issued in a first step a receipt of your first request for a residence permit ("récépissé"). This receipt will allow you to legally reside and work in France while awaiting the issuance of your residence permit.

Please note: this receipt does not allow you to travel outside France after the expiration date of your visa. You will have to wait for the issuance of your residence permit to be able to travel again as you please (in line with your right to travel in the destination country).

You will be notified by SMS of the availability of your residence permit (approximately 2 months after the deposit). You must then contact Espace Ulys to have an appointment arranged at the Préfecture for the withdrawal of your residence permit. A tax of 269 € must be paid in revenue stamps during this meeting. The residence permit will be valid for a long-term.

IF YOUR SPOUSE ACCOMPANIES YOU DURING YOUR RESEARCH STAY IN LYON: he/she should have received the same type of visa with the designation L313-21 and must also contact us for having an appointment arranged at the Préfecture. The day of this appointment, you will have to accompagny your spouse. 

Download the list of required documents for Préfecture.

 

Procedure for renewing your residence permit or change your status

The renewal of your residence permit "passeport talent" (and the one of your spouse, if need be) has to be carried out at the Préfecture within 2 months prior to the expiration of your current residence permit or visa. For this, you must contact Espace Ulys for having an appointment with us. The day of the appointment, we will check your file and we will arrange an appointment at the Préfecture du Rhône so you can submit your application for a renewal of your  residence permit.

During this appointment at the Préfecture and only if your application is complete, you will be issued in a first step a receipt of your request for a renewal of the residence permit "passeport talent" ("récépissé").

You will be notified by SMS of the availability of your residence permit (approximately 2 months after the deposit). You must then contact Espace Ulys to have an appointment arranged at the Préfecture for the withdrawal of your residence permit. A tax of 269 € must be paid in revenue stamps during this meeting. 

For all subsequent renewals, the procedure will be identical and must be initiated within two months before the expiration date of your residence permit.

Download the list of documents required for the residence permit renewal