Students Welcome Desk

The Université de Lyon and many partners come together to welcome and support international students upon their arrival in Lyon and Saint-Étienne, in order to start the academic year well and facilitate their integration in the area.
Each year, the Students Welcome Desk teams inform and guide students in all their administrative procedures, including residence permits.

International Offices contacts in Lyon & Saint-Etienne

Our partners' video presentations (FR)

This year, all the procedures for residence permits are completely paperless via the national platform ANEF for all international students. ► Visit the platform

The renewal of the residence permit online is possible four months before the expiration of the residence permit accompanied by a certificate of pre-registration in a higher education institution. The final school certificate will be provided when the residence permit is issued at the Prefecture.

Online tools are available for you to better understand and prepare, or start now, these steps:

Visas & residence permits - online procedure via ANEF (FR)

Visit our F.A.Q. (FR)

Have any question regarding your application? Please fill the contact form on ANEF platform.
Facing a technical difficulty? Please reach +33(0) 806 001 620 for the national ANEF support service.

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