You got your student Visa before you were 18? Here is what you need to do!
Student process before you get to France
While doing your Visa application, if you are a minor student you need to be careful because you will usually be asked more documents that for a regular Visa for someone over 18.
For example, in India, they would ask for:
- An access order made by the Family Court.
- An attestation for parental consent signed with ID and a cover letter from your parents.
- A medical attestation mentioning your vaccines have been made.
- A transfer of parental authority to a overage person in France.
- A proof of vaccines done to be shown to your French schools.
For the list of the additional documents for your Visa you can check with your dedicated Campus France in your country.
Student process when you arrive in France
Checking in your residence.
You need to be with your parents to check-in your residence if you are under 18 on the day of your check-in.
Opening a bank account.
You need to be with your parents when you go for the first time to the bank to open your account and pick up your card.
Getting your Paperwork as OFII/Titre de séjour.
If you were still underage when you got your visa to France then you need to respect the process below explained by one of our students that we follow : Ruby.
This process is referring to a student that lives in Paris. If you live in any other department like Pantin 93 or Vitry 94, please note that you will need the same document but you won’t go to the same place.
You will have to go to your local prefecture.
“I went to the OFII office and they sat me down and said that because when i received the visa i was still 17 so my process was different. The lady from the OFII places told me to go the the Prefecture de Police the following day (which is at City University) and to get there early and I said do I need an appointment she said no just go. she also send me this email with the required documents.