Alliance Française Aix-Marseille Provence

TCF IRN (Integration, Residence and Nationality)

Examination dates

Next sessions:
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Examination center


How to register

Registration deadline one month before the date of the examination.


A1 : Integration
A2 : Residence
B1 : Nationality

Presentation of the exam

The TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité (IRN) meets the new provisions introduced by the French Ministry of the Interior, which set the level of French required for applicants for a long-term resident’s card at A2 (oral and written comprehension and expression tests), and the level of French required for applicants for French nationality at B1 (oral and written comprehension and expression tests).


  • Oral expression: 10 minutes
  • Oral comprehension: 15 minutes
  • Written comprehension: 20 minutes
  • Written expression: 30 minutes

Document to be provided at registration

  • Your ID 


  • Please note that no refunds will be possible once the session has been validated by France Education International (FEI). 

TCF IRN - Wednesday

(Integration, Residence et Nationality)
  • 4 compulsory tests

TCF IRN - Saturday

(Integration, Residence et Nationality)
  • 4 compulsory tests

How to prepare? 

We offer a non-compulsory 1.5 hour training session the day before each exam session. This training costs 15 euros per person. For more information, please contact us.

To train for the TCF exams, please visit the following websites

France Education International (FEI)

TV5 monde 

You will find all the information on the France Education International (F.E.I) website. For information on the conditions of access to French nationality, please contact the competent authorities: your Mairie or the Préfecture.

Additional information

  • You will receive an invitation from us approximately 7 days before the date of the exam. The results will be sent to you by post one about 4 weeks after the examination.
  • The certificate is valid for two years.
  • The examination lasts half a day.
  • The exam is eligible for funding under the Personal Training Account (CPF). Click on the button below to find out more about our formulas and conditions: 
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