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 summer office

The summer office dedicated to international "student" resident cards provides information on the procedures relating to requests for a student or trainee residence permit: new procedure, supporting documents, change of status, temporary residence permit applications (APS), work authorizations, residence permit loss / theft, etc.).

This office is open throughout July, and from August 19th until the end of September.

For further information, please contact us:

Student resident card - change of procedure

The procedure for applying for a “student” resident card will be dematerialized as of September 15th, 2020.

Students and trainees applying for a "student" resident card or its renewal in the Gironde region will therefore no longer be required to make an appointment online, or submit their application in person at the Welcome Center for International Researchers.

Applications will be submitted online in full. If the request is accepted, the Prefecture of Gironde will send the “récépissés” and resident cards to applicants by post.

The link to access this new application will feature on this webpage as soon as it is available.

Please note: for students and trainees whose resident card expires between June 15th and September 15th 2020, it is possible to send a renewal request by post to the address of the Prefecture of Gironde, in order to apply for a “récépissé” pending the implementation of the dematerialized process.
For more information, please consult the “Foreign Students – Residence Permits” section of our student FAQ.

Who needs a resident card?

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

Updated on 20/07/2020

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 applications made after the expiry date will result in a fine of 180€ in tax stamps.