Since September 2015, the Préfecture of Loire-Atlantique has been offering students the possibility to renew their Student Residence Permit online.

Subsequent to the current health situation in relation to COVID-19 and the closure of our services, we invite international students from Université de Nantes needing to extend their visa or residence permit, to carefully read the following information.


Due to the current health crisis, the services of the Prefecture will not be able to welcome walk-ins until further notice.

Starting May 11, a new procedure will allow foreign students to make an appointment with the Prefecture in order to be issued a recepissé to extend visas and residency cards.

This procedure only applies to students:

  • with a longstay visa ( Visa long séjour valant titre de séjour) expiring between May 16 and August 31, 2020.
  • currently registered in Licence 3 OR Master 2 with a residence permit expiring in September 2020.

Please note that this procedure DOES NOT exempt students from requesting the renewal of their residence permit at the beginning of the school year in September 2020.

In order to make your appointment, please visit the following site:

What will you need to schedule your appointment via the demarches simplifiées website?

  • A valid e-mail address
  • A scanned copy of your passport
  • A scanned copy of your visa and OFII validation OR your residence permit
  • Proof of address
  • University registration certificate for the current school year

In case of difficulty, please contact:

Préfecture de Loire-Atlantique

Bureau de Séjour

E-mail :