TCF for Residency permit

Prerequisites

You must wait at least 30 days to retake the test.

Contents

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 2022
Written tests
Session 2022
Oral tests
2 décembre 2021 Vendredi 14 janvier 2022 Jeudi 13  et vendredi 14 janvier 2022
20 décembre  Vendredi 11 février Jeudi 10 et vendredi 11 février
27 janvier 2022 Vendredi 11 mars Jeudi 10 et vendredi 11 mars
3 mars 2022 Vendredi 22 avril Jeudi 21 et vendredi 22 avril
17 mars 2022 Vendredi 6 mai Jeudi 5 et vendredi 6 mai
28 avril 2022 Vendredi 17 juin Jeudi 16 et vendredi 17 juin
25 mai 2022  Vendredi 8 juillet Jeudi 7 et vendredi 8 juillet
28 juillet 2022 Vendredi 16 septembre Jeudi 15 et vendredi 16 septembre
18 août 2022 Vendredi 7 octobre  Jeudi 6 et vendredi 7 octobre
15 septembre Vendredi 4 novembre Jeudi 3 et vendredi 4 novembre
27 octobre Vendredi 16 décembre Jeudi 15 et vendredi 16 décembre

Registration formalities

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.

Important

  • 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.