Student resident card

If you are an international student in Bordeaux, you must request a resident card. Find out how to do it!

Student resident card unit

The Welcome Center for International Researchers coordinates with the Prefecture a one-stop "student" resident card unit, open to students and trainees applying for a "student" resident card or its renewal in the Gironde region. This service is available upon appointment from September 23rd until December 20th 2019 in the presence of the prefecture.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment, please consult this page. The student resident card unit is open Monday to Friday from 8h40 to 16h20.

All appointments made online are confirmed by an email notification. The date of this email is used as proof of the application request when the administrative offices are processing the request. This information is important for those applicants whose resident card expires before the date of the appointment.

Who needs a resident card?

  • Students (first application or renewal) 
  • Au pairs 
  • Students seeking employment or APS Master 
  • Students on european mobility

Updated on 23/09/2019


Student resident card unit
Monday to Friday from 8h40 to 16h20

166 cours de l’Argonne
33000 Bordeaux

Please note

Students over the age of 28 must add valid proof of health insurance to their application, translated into French if necessary.

Don't be late!

Applications to renew the resident card must be completed within the 2 months prior to the expiration of the current resident card. Any appointments made after the expiry date will result in a fine of 180€ in tax stamps.