About us

The Welcome Center for International Researchers is a dedicated service that supports international researchers on mobility in Bordeaux.

Welcome Center for International Researchers - Bordeaux Welcome Center for International Researchers - Bordeaux

The multilingual team of immigration officers at the Welcome Center for International Researchers (WCIR) support researchers with essential procedures upon their arrival and throughout their stay, such as assistance with the immigration process, carrying out administrative tasks and completing general paperwork that is required for daily life in France:

  • Conditions of arrival in France
  • Obtaining a resident card
  • Social security and health insurance
  • Tax returns
  • Schooling of children and banking assistance

Schedule an appointment

Do you wish to come and meet with us to discuss administrative procedures? Appointments are available in French or in English upon on request Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule an appointment, please register on the Euraxess France database, and then consult this page.

Wednesday Help Desk

For questions related to everyday life such as understanding an administrative document in French, help with various administrative procedures, making appointments with public organisms (emails, letters, phone calls) or information concerning social and cultural activities, a Wednesday Help Desk is available, with no need to schedule an appointment.

Key figures in 2018

  • +1,100 appointments
  • 2,500 services rendered
  • 900 researchers assisted

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion

The Welcome Center for International researchers is a member of the European EURAXESS network and the Euraxess France association. Guarantor of the quality of services provided, the Euraxess network includes over 200 service centers in 40 countries worldwide, all created to accompany and assist international researchers, from both within and outside the European Union.

Updated on 25/07/2019


Welcome Center for International Researchers
Monday to Friday from 9h30 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h00

166 Cours de l'Argonne
33000 Bordeaux

+33 (0)5 56 33 80 88
Contact by email

More information

Download the guide to find out more about the WCIR.