Covid-19: procedure for issuing summer receipts by post

On The May 19, 2020

The Préfecture du Rhône is currently working on a plan to reopen its services to the public.

After being closed due to the recent exceptional circumstances, the Rhône Prefecture is gradually reopening its services.

May 27, 2020 update

► Procedure for issuing student summer receipts by post

For students whose long-stay visa or "student"residence permit  expires between June 15 and September 15, 2020 and residing in the Rhône department exclusively:

  • A procedure for issuing summer receipts by post has been put in place by the Préfecture du Rhône. You will find all the information on the procedure to follow in the procedure sheet (list of documents to be attached, postal address, public concerned). The summer receipt will be sent to your home in a letter followed.
  • If you already had a request in progress, you will be able to consult its progress (see procedure file). If you had a ticket already ready to pick up at the Préfecture, you must do the same to receive your ticket at home.
  • If you are a student in an establishment in the Rhône department but you live in another department: you must contact the Préfecture of your department of residence.
  • Starting on September 15, 2020, the procedure for issuing receipts by post stops. You will then have to file a complete student residence permit application file for the year 2020/2021 (deposit methods to be communicated soon on the Préfecture website).

For students whose long-stay visa, residence permit, receipt, provisional residence permit expired between March 16, 2020 and June 15, 2020:

  • Your title has been automatically extended by 180 days by ordinance 2020-328 of March 25, 2020, so you are not affected by this procedure and your request will not be processed.

For students whose residence permit expires after September 15, 2020:

We invite you to read the procedure sheet below detailing the procedure for each situation depending on the audience.

Download the procedure (FR)

May 11, 2020 update

The Prefecture is resuming its services (from June 15 for residence permit applications) as part of its reopening plan.

  • As of May 13, 2020, services have reopened for asylum seekers only.
  • Residence permit services will reopen on June 15, 2020 for all procedures concerning:
    • Initial residence permit applications;
    • Residence permit renewals;
    • Status changes;
    • French nationality applications.

No student will be physically allowed in the Préfecture. The procedure for issuing summer student receipts will be announced shortly. The procedure for renewing student residence permits will also be specified.

Please note: all appointments made before May 11 must be rescheduled. This means that any appointments issued before May 11 will not be accepted by the Préfecture. Those concerned will be given a new appointment or will receive information on how to proceed.

Find out more (FR)

► Extension of the validity of residence permits

The extension of the validity of residence permits, initially fixed at 3 months, is extended to 6 months (ordinance of April 22, 2020 and texts to come in addition). This measure concerns the following securities which will have expired between March 16 and June 15, 2020:

  • Long-stay visas;
  • Residence permits, with the exception of those issued to foreign diplomatic and consular staff;
  • Provisional residence permits;
  • Receipts for residence permit applications.

It is applicable on the national territory. It is therefore not recommended for foreigners with an expired residence permit and benefiting from this extension to leave French territory.

► Access to the digital point of the Préfecture (Lyon)

The digital point will be open by appointment only, Monday to Friday, from May 18, 2020. Find out more (FR)

April 20, 2020 update

► VLS-TS expiring during summer

  • For students who have returned to their home countries since the start of containement, whose VLS-TS visa expires during the summer and who wish to return to France in September:
    ► Given their departure from France, they must apply for a new visa from the French Consulate in their country of origin.
Visit our web page dedicated to international mobility during Covid-19

March 19, 2020 update

► New applications for residence permits: suspension of the issuance of new visas until further notice

France has suspended the issuance of visas until further notice. This decision concerns all visa applications (short stay Schengen visas, long stay visas for France, visas for Overseas). It also applies to requests already submitted and to requests for which an appointment has already been made.

Find out more: Campus France | France Visas | Espace Ulys 

March 17, 2020 - update

Following the closure until further notice of foreign reception at the Rhône Prefecture, given the health context, the period of validity of residence permits that expire from March 16 will be extended by 3 months.

Long-stay visas, residence permits of any kind, provisional residence permits and receipts for applications for residence permits are among others concerned. This measure being applicable on the national territory, it is strongly advised against the foreigners carrying an expired title and profiting from this extension to travel and leave the French territory.

The appointments given are canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. There is therefore no point in resuming an appointment.

Find out more (FR)