French Residence Permit Holders Will Receive Expiry Notifications

The French Directorate General of Foreigners (DGEF) has launched a new digital notification system to help residence permit holders to remember to renew their permission on time.

What to Expect
  • Foreign nationals holding a residence permit issued as part of an application submitted online via the ANEF system will be alerted simultaneously by email and SMS of the imminent renewal period, during which their renewal application must be submitted.
  • The system will send out two sets of notifications – the first four months before expiration and the second two months and one week before expiration.

Residence permit holders must apply for renewal no earlier than four months and no later than two months before the expiration of the permit. A renewal request after the expiration of this period is subject to a late payment fee of EUR 180.

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