Students

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

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Student resident card unit

The WCIR 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. As of December 20th 2019, please directly contact the Prefecture of Gironde.

Schedule an appointment

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.

Immigration & visas

  • EU nationals: you do not need a visa and resident card. A valid form of ID or passport is sufficient.
  • Non-EU nationals: please consult the French Embassy website in your country for information about the procedures to be followed. Upon your arrival, you must request a temporary resident card, specifying “student” status.
  • For more information about immigration procedures in France, please consult this page. 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.

Updated on 30/01/2020

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