Student Trainee Short Stay Visa

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France
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Expats
Talent Migration

About

This is for students who want to do a professional work placement in France, for less than 3 months. The main condition for this category is that the applicant must be part of one of the following:

  • a training counters organized in their country of residence.
  • an EU cooperation programme.
  • an inter-governmental scheme in the fields of education, youth or culture.

Categories who do not require this long stay visa:

  • Third country nationals that hold a short-stay visa marked as Famille de Français (‘Family of a French national’).
  • EU nationals
  • EEA nationals (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).
  • Nationals of the principalities of Monaco and Andorra.
  • Nationals of San Marino and the Holy See.
  • Foreign nationals and their families who have acquired long-term resident status in another EU country.
  • Students who have attended school in France without interruption from the age of 16 and are continuing their studies in the country.
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DURATION

3 months max.

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CITIZENSHIP

N/A

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FEES

68 (approx.)

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Medium

Eligibility Requirements for the Student Trainee Short Stay Visa

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be over 18 years of age.
  • You must be part of one of the following: training counters organized in their country of residence, an EU cooperation programme, an intergovernmental scheme in the fields of education, youth or culture.
  • You submit a training agreement, which has been concluded between the applicant, the training establishment, and the host company in France.
  • You must show proof that you will receive monthly an amount of money that is equivalent to the basic monthly maintenance allowance that the French government pays to scholarship holders (except for applicants from EU cooperation programme or an intergovernmental scheme).

Document Requirements for the Student Trainee Short Stay Visa

5 Document Required

  • Application form dated and signed.
  • If you are not a national of your country of residence, please provide proof of your legal residency in this country (e.g. residence permit, etc.).
  • Travel document, valid for at least three months after the planned date of return.
  • Training agreement, which has been concluded between the applicant, the training establishment, and the host company in France.
  • Proof of monthly allowance that is equivalent to the basic monthly maintenance allowance that the French government pays to scholarship holders (except the interns taking part in an EU cooperation programme or an intergovernmental scheme).

Talent Migration data for France

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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