The Republican Integration Contract
with the OFII (French Office for Immigraiton and Integration)

The Republican Integration Contract

with 
the OFII (French Office for Immigraiton and Integration)

Last update27 mai 2021

What is it?

The Republican Integration Contract (CIR) concerns all non-EU newcomers, including refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection who have been admitted for the first time to stay in France and who wish to settle here permanently.

The Republican integration contract is compulsory. It formalises foreigners' commitment in their republican integration course — which lasts up to 5 years.

Who is it for?

Important!

Public: newly-arrived foreigners

Age required
More than 16 years
Duration

6 to 12 months

French level
Beginner
How much does it cost?
Free
Action zone

France entière

Important!

Public: newly-arrived foreigners

Age required
More than 16 years
Duration

6 to 12 months

French level
Beginner
How much does it cost?
Free
Action zone

France entière

Why is it interesting?

Personalised initial interview

You will be received by an OFII auditor in order to assess your situation and your needs, particularly in terms of employment and orientation.

The OFII auditor will prescribe compulsory civic training and language training if necessary.

Civic training

The training lasts 4 days and allows you to learn the values of the Republic and French society. It is organised around 5 themes: "discovering France", "health", "employment", "parenthood" and "housing".

Language training

Each person takes a written and oral test on the OFII reception platform. According to their level in French, one of four different language courses will be prescribed to each person. These courses will be of either 100 hours, 200 hours, 400 hours or 600 hours. The goal is to reach level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level A1 corresponds to a beginner's ability to communicate in a basic manner.

The end-of-CIR interview

Within 3 months of the end of the trainings, you will be invited to an interview by the OFII in order to take stock of the trainings and to be given information on the local facilities for your integration process, especially for professional integration.

How do I get involved?

The OFII will contact you

The OFII will contact you to sign your contract.

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Direction générale des étrangers en France
Direction générale des étrangers en France

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Le Parcours d'Intégration Républicaine
Le Parcours d'Intégration Républicaine
Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration
Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration

Responsable

Direction générale des étrangers en France

Direction générale des étrangers en France

Partenaires

Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration

Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration