For Citizens not from EU countries, the following restrictions apply:
- Aged between 18 and 30 years old.
- Passport signed and valid for a period of 3 months after the last day or stay.
- A long stay visa (D) is required for any stay in France that exceeds 90 days. Since June 1st, 2009, the visa issued for an au pair stay is valid as a resident card at the same time, from 3 to 12 months. You don´t need to apply for a resident card with this visa. You will be required to register at the local branch of OFII office within the first 3 months of your stay in France.
- 2 x Long stay visa application forms completely and legibly filled out in French. Please print in black.
- 2 photographs. All photos must be recent, identical, passport size - 1,4" x 1,7" (3,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing face front the forehead hairline and ears on a white background, the face must take up 70-80% of the photograph
- Proof of your address.
- Copy of your driver´s license or ID.
- An employment contract (contrat de travail) signed by the french labor Department (DDTEFP : (Direction départementale du travail, de l´emploi et de la formation professionnelle) in France.
- A letter of admission from a French school.
Holiday work visas
France offers a working holiday visa (Permis Vacances Travail, usually called PVT) to Australian, Canadian, Japanese, New Zealander and South Korean citizens. Information can be found on the website of the French embassy of each country.