The TEF Carte de résident serves as a confirmation of A2 level written and oral competency for purposes of obtaining a resident card from the French government.
Remember, you can also provide confirmation of your level of competency in French with a Business French Diploma. Valid for life, these diplomas are also recognised by the Ministry for the Interior, and will be an asset on your CV as well. For more info.
It comprises 4 mandatory examinations:
All tests must be completed during the same session.
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Total test duration: 1 hr. 10 mins.
Session dates and registration periods are determined by the testing centre. TEF registration fees are also determined by the testing centre. All registrations are binding and irrevocable.
To register, contact the nearest authorised centre!
If you cannot find a centre, contact us at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your situation require special arrangements? Notify the testing centre prior to your registration.
To learn more about the test and prepare for your examination, you may practice using our tutorial below:
For more information, you may also consult the Candidate’s Handbook (in French).
You will receive a statement of results by email within two to four weeks.
This statement is an official document that can be presented to the competent authorities as part of your administrative procedures.
You may sit the test several times, but you must: