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International students: memo on all the procedures regarding residence permits during the summer break

On The July 23, 2020

The current health situation and the future development of certain procedures impact the conditions for receiving and renewing residence permits.


  • For a residence permit expired between 03/15 and 06/15: it is automatically renewed for 6 months - no additional steps to be taken.
  • For a student residence permit expired between 06/15 and 09/15: a request for a summer receipt can be sent to the Prefecture by post (► Download the detailed procedure - FR).
  • No file has to be physically submitted to the Prefecture or to the Université de Lyon. There will be no physical reception at these two sites.


  • For a first request or a renewal of a student residence permit: a new remote application procedure will be put in place in September 2020. No file will have to be physically submitted to the Prefecture or to the Université de Lyon. More information coming soon.
  • For a first request or renewal of another residence permit (spouse, trainee, etc.): the procedures will be done by appointment via the Prefecture du Rhône website. More information coming soon.
  • Doctoral students in possession of a "Talent Passport - researcher" (Passeport Talent) visa or residence permit continue to be supported exclusively by Espace Ulys:

All information available and up to date (FR) at


This year, the Students Welcome Desk team will support students in their re-entry process through a dedicated telephone line. They will be advised remotely in their administrative procedures, their residence permit applications, and will be able to ask all their questions regarding student life (health, housing, job, sport, tourism, etc.).

More information to come at