France extends validity of residence permits and long-stay visas

COVID-19 – Extended validity of residence permits – Communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Interior

Paris, 24 April 2020

In view of the health situation, all residence permits, official receipts for applications (récépissés) and long-stay visas expiring between 16 March and 15 May 2020, which had already been extended by three months, are being extended for a further three months by Ordinance No. 2020-460 of 22 April 2020, making a total extension of six months.

This measure concerns the following documents, which would have expired between 16 March and 15 May 2020:

-  Long-stay visas;

-  Residence permits;

-  Permissions for temporary residence;

-  Récépissés for residence permit applications.

With services for residence permit applicants at prefectures currently suspended, this extension is automatic./.

Published on 28/04/2020

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