If you stay in France for more than one year, you will have to complete an application form to obtain a residence permit three months before the expiration of your long stay visa.
The faculty where you are enrolled in Blaise Pascal University will give you this form with a list of the documents required. All the required documents when ready can be returned to your faculty.
After your documents have been examined by the Prefecture, you will then obtain a receipt by mail for temporary residence until the permit itself is ready.
As soon as the residence permit is available you will be informed directly by the Prefecture.
Last updated: April 2010