This page is dedicated to you if you have just arrived in France following your recruitment as an international researcher, doctoral student or BIATSS/ITA.
Essential steps to be taken upon your arrival
It is essential to have a legal situation in France:
– before arriving in France: obtaining a visa
– upon arrival in France: validation of the visa or obtaining a residence permit
To allow the payment of your salary (French or European bank account)
For the reimbursement of medical expenses.
It is necessary to provide a sworn translation into French of your birth certificate.
PSL’s Welcome Desk can help you and your family with all the procedures involved in your daily life in France.
- Researchers : https://psl.eu/recherche/doctorat-et-post-doctorat/welcome-desk-chercheuse-chercheur
- Students : https://psl.eu/formation/etudiants-internationaux/welcome-desk-etudiante-etudiant
- General webpage of the Welcome Desk PSL : https://psl.eu/vie-de-campus/services-etudiants/psl-welcome-desk
Processing time : how long before I get an answer ?
According to the recent experience of the Welcome Desk (nov. 2022)
|Get a positive decision after having requested a resident permit on the ANEF website
|Receive a certificate of the renewal request being instructed
|a few days after the current visa or resident permit expires
|Receiving a text message saying that the resident permit is ready, after receiving the positive decision
|2 to 3 months
|After hearing that the resident permit is ready, finding a slot to get the card at the préfecture
|1 to 2 weeks
|Receiving the temporary social security number after sending the file to the CPAM
|Receving the carte vitale after ordering it
|2 weeks (online) and 3 weeks (postal service)
|Having a first reply from the CAF
|Having the Welcome Desk answer your email
|1 week top