I just received my first carte sejour...and i am unaware of any such contat d'accueil et d'integration that i signed...is this an unknown in some Prefectures since it is so new?
So you recommend i actually bring to the Prefectures' attention that i would like to do the 400 hours of french language?
What other requirements are a usual requisite in the "contrat d'accueil et d'integration.
Am i expected to have done certain things to prove up at my next carte sejour renewal?
Originally Posted by Bevdeforges
Depends when your first carte de séjour was issued. Since the beginning of last year (I think) they have been requiring all foreigners being issued a first carte de séjour to sign a "contrat d'accueil et d'intégration" which indicates what language training and/or "civic and social" classes you are expected to attend. The process is still kind of under development, but you can find out more about it at the Service Public site (SERVICE PUBLIC - Particuliers
). The 400 hours of language classes are offered to those whose French is considered to be in need of work, as assessed by the consulate at the time the original visa was granted.
While the civics-social classes are supposed to be open to carte de séjour holders who didn't sign a contract on a space-available basis, the language classes seem to be pretty much limited to those who signed the contract. You could ask at the pr
éfecture to see if they'll let you into one of the classes.