Having the official documents

It might be a good idea to make a copy of all your important documents (passport, ID card, driver’s licence if needed, and so on) so as to have a copy if need be. You can also scan these documents and send them to your email address (you will then be able to print them wherever you are). If you misplace your documents or if they are stolen, you will then be able to prove who you are.

You are advised to bring the following documents:

  • original copy of diplomas
  • health record or vaccination certificates
  • income statement for the two previous year
  • currency outflow authorization
  • birth certificate translated into French
  • passport (or ID card for students from the European Union)
  • health insurance certificate (if you intend to use your home country’s health coverage)
  • approximately ten passport-size photos

If you drive a car, you must have the following documents with you at all times:

  • driver’s licence
  • international insurance card
  • registration papers of the vehicle