Titre de séjour, visa and travel related updates

What France says for foreigners who are in France now with visa or titre de séjour expiring

If your visa or titre de séjour was expiring between the 16th of march and the 15th of may, the end date is now exceptionally extended for 3 months

The list of visas / titre de sejours which are concerned by this are:

  • des visas de long séjour
  • des titres de séjour
  • des autorisations provisoires de séjour (APS)
  • des récépissés de demande de titre de séjour
  • des attestations de demande d'asile

The welcome desks of Préfectures for people looking for titre de séjour are suspended till further order. Concered individuals are asked to go to the prefecture once things are back to normal to see how to proceed.

My titre de sejour has expired, but since the delay is extended, can I go out of France and comeback within the period of extension?

It is not recommended, as there may be issues while returning back. Some countries has already closed its border with France.

I have a visa de court séjour, and this is not in the above list 

If you have a visa de court séjour, you are not covered automatically. You have to ask for an extension to your Préfecture. Several prefectures are taking such requests online.

How can I take an appointment with OFII

OFII has suspended all its activities other than working on files of people who are seeking asylum. We have to wait till things get back to normal again.

What is the position of France for those who are not in France?

You can return back to France if you have a titre de séjour, or a visa de long séjour valant titre de séjour. 

Of course, if you have a French passport, you can come back to France. For more information, you can check this website of France Diplomacie.

What are the travel restrictions for going back to India ?

All scheduled international commercial passenger services shall remain closed till 1830 hrs GMT of April 14, 2020 (the same goes for the domestic flights). However, this restriction will not apply to international ail­cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.

Author : Sourav Choudhury

Sourav Choudhury is a social entrepreneur living in France since 2003 and working for the cause of Indian community of France, since 2007. He is founder of multiple projects: the largest social network of the Indian community of France, a French language school for english speaking expatriates, this website, and few other projects.