Alliance Française Aix-Marseille Provence

TCF IRN (Integration, Residence and Nationality)

Examination dates

Upcoming TCF paper-based sessions :

Wednesday December 19, 2023

Next TCF sessions on computer :

Friday Nov. 10, 2023

Examination center


How to register

TCF IRN paper registration deadline:
One month before the session date.

TCF IRN computer registration deadline:
One week before the session date.


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).

We offer the TCF IRN in two formats:

Paper exam

  • We will send you a notice of examination by mail approximately 7 days before the date of the examination.
  • The results will be e-mailed to you approximately 4 weeks after the exam.

Computer-based exam (at our premises)

  • This exam takes place in our premises, we lend you a computer.
  • Reserved for people who master the computer (the mouse to answer quickly to the MCQs and the keyboard to write texts – attention no spell checker authorized). This is an exam for people who use computers on a daily basis. If you take the test and are not computer literate, we cannot help you or reimburse you.
  • Results will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks after the exam.
    We offer specific dates (see session calendar).


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

Documents to be provided at registration

  • Your ID 
  • If you have a disability and need special arrangements to take your TCF IRN tests, you must inform us of this when you register and provide us with a medical certificate. We will forward your request to FEI, the decision of accommodation is theirs.


  • Please note that no refunds will be possible once the session has been validated by France Education International (FEI).
  •  It is impossible to register for a TCF exam session if you have already taken one less than 30 days ago. If you buy the exam, you will not be able to take it and we will not be able to refund you.


(Integration, Residence et Nationality)
  • 4 compulsory tests


(Integration, Residence et Nationality)
  • 4 compulsory tests


(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 on paper. 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

  • 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: 

Would you like to prepare with us?

10h de prépa Prep My Future

(Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité)
  • 4 épreuves obligatoires

CPF Prep My Future
+1h CP + Prépa

(Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité)
  • 4 épreuves obligatoires