You must wait at least 30 days to retake the test.
The TCF IRN (Integration, Residence, Nationality), replaces the TCF ANF and the TCF CRF since 1 January 2022.
The TCF for Residency permit (TCF CRF) has been designed to answer the new dispositions of the French Ministry of the Interior. An A2 level in French is required for every person of less than 65 years old applying for the first time for long-term EU residency permit or a permit with a “long-stay residency – EU” mention.
The TCF for Residency permit assesses 4 General French skills :
- 20 multiple choice for oral comprehension (0h15)
- 20 multiple choices for written comprehension (0h20)
- 3 tasks for oral production, organized by progressive difficulty level (0h10)
- 3 tasks for written production, organized by progressive difficulty level (0h30)
After the test, you will get an official certificate which is valid for 2 years.
Calendar of registrations and sessions
|Registration deadline (subject to availability)||Session 2023
|Thursday 5 January 2023||Friday 24 February 2023||23 and 24 /02/2023|
|Thursday 9 February 2023||Friday 31 March 2023||30 and 31/03/2023|
|Thursday 2 March 2023||Friday 14 April 2023||13 and 14 April 2023|
|Thursday 23 March 2023||Friday 5 May 2023||04 and 05 May 2023|
|Wednesday 17 May 2023||Friday 30 June 2023||29 and 30 June 2023|
|Thursday 25 May 2023||Friday 7 July 2023||06 and 07 July 2023|
|Thursday 27 July 2023
||Friday 8 September 2023||07 and 08 September 2023|
|Thursday 10 August 2023||Friday 22 September 2023||21 and 22 September 2023|
|Thursday 7 September 2023||Friday 20 October 2023||19 and 20 October 2023|
|Thursday 21 September 2023||Friday 03 November 2023||02 and 03 November 2023|
|Thursday 2 November 2023||Friday 15 December 2023||14 and 15 December 2023|
To validate your registration, you must upload the following document through your online account in “My official documents”.
Upon receipt, we will send you your invitation to the test.
Please make sure you provided us with your permanent address while registering, as we will send your diploma approximately 4-5 weeks after the test date to this same address.
- Registration fees are not refundable,
- An A2 level or above is one of the requirements to obtain a French resident permit but does not guarantee approval.