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Your story n°5 :”Being an underage student in France”

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.

You will find enclosed the procedure to ask for a student resident permit.
Best regards,
acc&ss Paris Centre
Direction de l’Accompagnement de la Mobilité Internationale
Fondation nationale | Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
17, boulevard Jourdan | 75014 Paris
So the next day I went to the Prefecture de Police and I got there at 8.00am and I was waiting in a line until 9.30 and some man called out if you are submitting documents come forward and I went because I was just submitting documents. I then went and they told me to go back to OFII then the OFII people explained to them what the process was. I submitted my original and photocopy of my birth certificate, Passport, Visa page, A letter from my parents say they will give me more than 615 euros a month (the letter was written in french and signed), the enrollment letter from IFA, my parents bank statement from the past 3 months, a bank statement saying my parents had put money into my account (I didn’t have this as I had just opened my account, so they needed proof that I had opened an account), proof of rent (contract) and bills (gas and electricity) and three passport sized photos. Then after this I had to fill out forms then I was sent to another area and they took my finger prints. They then  gave me a slip (attached below) and said that this now means I am legally in france as a student and that in two months I will receives a text and that will say my card is ready and I have to go somewhere to collect it and pay 79 euros.”
And here is all the paperwork you need to bring with you.

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Looking for a summer job in Paris? Or a part time job for english speaker ?

First you should know that a student long term visa holders (OFII) allows you to have a job in Paris, or anywhere in France as a student.

Nevertheless, here are a few guidelines:

  • The amount of hours of your job in Paris shall not exceed 20.5 hours per week.
  • The job duration must be no longer than 52 weeks.
  • Short term visa holders have to ask for permission to have a job in Paris to the DIRECCTE.
  • EU nationals don’t have a limited amount of work.

How to earn a bit of money and find a job in Paris as an international student ?

Of course, You can apply as a waitress or a seller, for a student job in Paris one or two days per week.

Here are some ideas of restaurants where you can apply:

  • The restaurant chain “Indiana” recruits overseas people who speak a bit of French.
  • The café Oz, the Frog Pub or The Mazet bar at Odeon, are some of the bars for foreign people with a foreign staff.

Otherwise, you can apply at clothes shops’ chain such as Jonak, André, Zara or H&M but you have to speak fluent French and it’s a tiring job.

In this article, we suggest you other jobs in Paris, original and more fun, for students who don’t especially speak French.


1. Yestudent : the AirBNB for students (request permission from your landlord)

Around 25€/day

You welcome other young people in your flat for one day or more. You only need to have a sofa, an extra mattress or an empty room because your roommate is not here for the weekend. You welcome the guest, share a drink and a meal with him and you even can give him the best tips of the town. It’s a profitable friendly moment to share!

2. GuideLikeYou : Become a guide

Around €25/person or €15/hour

Do you know Paris by heart? Get a guide job in Paris and help the tourists discover Paris!

You know some of the most secret corners in Paris? The best bars or monuments in town? Become a SmartGuide by picking the tour you want to do with the tourists and help them discover the city in your way!

3. OuiStock : Rent your cellar or you useless room (request permission from your landlord)

Between €30 to 300 per month

Do you have an useless cellar or room? Rent it to other people who need to space to store their stuff in it.

Make sure you ask for your landlord’s permission.

4. Mobypark: Rent your parking space (request for permission to your landlord)


Do you have a parking space at your flat but you don’t use it? Rent it! A lot of people are looking for parking in Paris. Post your ad on the website and wait to be contacted!

Make sure you ask your landlord’s permission.

5. Drivy: Rent your car

Around €30/day

Do you have a car but you don’t use it all the time? Rent it safely. The rental of the car is covered by insurance.

6. Dogbuddy: Host a dog

Dogbuddy is an online community putting dogs’ owners and dogs’ lovers together. The service offers hosting during the weekend, holidays and bank holidays. That’s a very cute job in Paris.

7. Websites

StudentJob : if you don’t speak French, write the key word “English” to only have access to the offers in English : an online newspaper for English speaking people in France which offers English-language jobs in France

8. Baby sitting or language classes

You are a foreign student so you have the quality to speak another language than French. Use it to earn some money! Put some ads in the bakeries, mini-markets, sport and animation centres for kids, in your district. Some people are specifically looking for a foreign baby sitter for their children to teach or improve a foreign language through daily conversations.

Here is a good website to become a nanny in France.

9. Embassy

You can contact your country’s embassy in Paris to offer them your service of baby-sitting or help for homework. Definitely worth a try however, some staff may look for someone who speaks their native language to help their children.

10. Learning support

Acadomia : min. Bac+3

Cours Legendre : min. Bac+ 4

Complétude : min. Bac+3

Home School : min. Bac+3

Cours particuliers entre particuliers : min Bac, à négocier

11. Learning support online

Private classes through webcam

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12. Baby-sitting in English

  • Be My Nounou is a Childcare Agency based in Paris who hires native and bilingual speaking babysitters to babysit and teach English to French children in Paris and suburbs. They carefully recruit and train babysitters to be a part of their team as they highly value the work being done in each family and the relationship between each babysitter and family.
  • Eveil Bilingue : English native speakers only, for part-time, babysitting and teaching positions. The agency is specialized in early language acquisition for 3 -12 years old in the Paris area. To be considered, you need to be available at least 2 days per week from 4.30 pm and / or a full Wednesday.
  • Baby-speaking : Part-time job for native English speakers, for babysitting or linguistic workshop in French family.
  • Speaking agency:  Baby-sitting services in foreign language (English, German, Spanish, Chinese …), but also language classes for children and teenagers.
  • O2 : Baby-sitting service by French and foreign students.
  • Babylangues :  Teaching of foreign language (especially English) through an innovative and ludic method.


If you apply online for a student job in Paris, call them one week later to make sure they have received your resume and to show them your interest and availability.

For a waitress or a seller student job in Paris, give your resume directly by hand to the manager of the shop or the restaurant.

You also can do spontaneous applications : send your resume to agencies that don’t particularly offer student job in Paris.

In France we’re strict about punctuality and quality of service. You have to do your student job correctly if you want to keep it. If exceptionally you cannot be present one day, be sure to announce it at least 24hrs in advance.


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Feel Parisien is a trilingual agency that welcomes international students in Paris and in France.

We offer a wide range of services to settle down : accommodation, bank account, phone card, VISA, VISA OFII, CAF, home and health insurance, metro card and electricity acting as an agency in Paris for students.
The idea is that we facilitate your administrative path and we secure your arrival while reassuring students and their parents by answering all their questions. We help from undergraduate students to Masters, MBA and PhD students to get settle in Paris and in France.

You get access to :

  • An online platform that facilitates your arrival.
  • Help to get your Visa, and to follow your process for getting your french Visa.
  • Booking options on accommodation in advance (required for the VISA).
  • Benefit from our negotiated prices with our partners.
  • One click services : open a bank account, get a phone sim card, insure your home and do all that before your arrival in France, while you still are in your country.
  • Answers to your questions in English or Spanish.
  • A full range of administrative services : OFII, French Stipend for housing (CAF), Metro card, Health Insurance, Electricity etc.
  • Benefit from a Community where you can talked to others students from your school and nationality but also to the others ones.

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