Le Français de A à Z
Rue du Nant 34 | Genève - Suisse
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Geneva is a cosmopolitan city located in the heart of Europe, where you can find no less than 184 nationalities living side-by-side. For centuries, the City of Calvin has been famous throughout the world for its open-mindedness and its spirit of tolerance. Geneva is also a place of peace, reinforced by the presence of the international organisations and numerous non governmental organisations which make up "la Genève internationale". Yet the city holds other assets such as various parks, a privileged geographical location, a lot of cultural events and excellent restaurants.
According to your country of origin, you may need a visa to enter Switzerland. Get more information about Visa information for entering Switzerland .
Visa and student residence permit
If you wish, you can make a request for a student residence permit for Switzerland. It is delivered to the person wanting to study French over a prolonged period and wishing to obtain a certificate attesting their proficiency of the language.
We draw your attention to the fact that any request for a residence permit must be made at the the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin, before your arrival in Switzerland, by means of a request for a student residence permit.
However , you can make a request through the local authorities of Geneva (Office Cantonal de la Population), if you are already in Switzerland.
In order to be successful with your request, you will need to provide various documents to the competent authorities. You will find the list of those below. You will also have to provide an attestation confirming that you have enrolled in our institution.
The following documents and pieces of information are required for the processing of a student residence permit request:
The O form in order to justify financial means
We are of course at your full disposal for any information concerning the steps to follow as part of your request for a student residence permit in Geneva. Do not hesitate to contact us.