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Internship Visa for France

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What is an Internship Visa for France?

An Internship Visa will allow the holder to reside in France working as an intern and gain valuable professional experience that will help complement their academic studies.

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Who is eligible for an Internship Visa for France?

This visa is available to students who plan to come to France for an internship as part of a professional training program. The application will also need to be accompanied by a three-party internship contract that’s signed by the applicant and their future employer. This will be sent to the Prefect of the department where they traineeship with take place and Only students who wish to come to France for an internship to be carried out in the framework of a professional training.

This contract must be sent to the Prefect at least two months before the traineeship starts and they have 30 days to approve the agreement. Once approved, it is sent to the Consulate.

If the internship persists longer than three months, the applicant will be issued with a Long-Stay Internship Visa. This is equivalent to a Residence Permit (VLS-TS). Otherwise, the applicant will typically get a Short-Stay Visa.

How can a lawyer help me?

We are here to assist you through the whole process. Our team of English-speaking immigration lawyers start by providing you with the complete list of the documents you will need to gather in order to submit your application. You will only have to gather the documents that we request. We will review the documents for you and complete any forms, including those in French on your behalf. If the agreement is not approved by the Prefecture, our lawyers can lodge an appeal against this refusal before the Administrative Court. Working with us saves you time and money.

We provide a quality service where you can easily contact us throughout the application process. We are here to answer any questions and aim to do so within 24 hours. Our lawyers are dedicated to supporting you in every step of the process towards living and working in France.

Process of getting a Talent passport visa for France

To obtain an Internship Visa for France, the applicant will need to submit their application to the French Consulate in their country of residence.
They will also need to gather documentation such as the internship agreement, proof of sufficient financial means to support themselves and proof of address in France.


We are a department formed by qualified legal experts who have been trained in the field of immigration law. We work on these residency permit requests every day. It’s our passion. Our work goes beyond having a general interest.

For us, Lexidy is a way of life and what excites us the most is to be able to deliver the happiness and satisfaction of a successful immigration process. We want to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Eleonore Tavares de Pinho

Eléonore Tavares de Pinho

Yuliana Colorado

Yuliana Colorado


Eléonore Tavares de Pinho

Born in Senegal to Belgian-Portuguese parents and having lived for several years in various countries, Eléonore quickly became passionate about Immigration legislation. She graduated from the University of la Sorbonne and the University of Florence and obtained a five-year dual degree in Italian and French Law. As an attorney, she chose to work in Immigration Law in order to have real action on the field and help people fulfill their projects.  Deeply convinced that digital technologies can make law and legal services simpler and impact people’s lives in a positive way, Eléonore will always be looking for the most efficient way to meet your needs.


Yuliana Colorado

Born in Colombia and migrated to France very young, her experience led her to studying international private and commercial law and helping international clients, people and companies, implement in France. In cooperation with the Tax department, she advises companies on immigration, employment and mobility matters such as hiring international profiles, outsourcing to foreign companies in France, or deploying teams abroad. Admitted to the Paris and Madrid Bars, Yuliana has developed specific expertise in managing global mobility and professional immigration of her clients in France and Spain, both companies and individuals. Yuliana speaks French, Spanish, English and Italian.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You would need to apply for a temporary residence permit after having obtained the validation of an annex to your initial internship agreement. Our lawyers can help you to obtain an extension of your right of residence in this case.

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