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Tell us: How do you feel about France's new language requirements?
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France is bringing in big changes to language level requirements for residency permits and citizenship - we want to hear from readers with their views and questions.


France's new immigration law has brought in extra language test requirements for foreigners in France.

When applying for the first time for a pluriannuelle residency card (multi-year), a level of A2 in French (according to the international DELF standard) will be required. Additionally, first-time applications for the carte de résident (10-year card) will require proof of B1 French level (the previous requirement was A2).

Applications for naturalisation (citizenship through residency) will now require a B2 French level, rather than the B1 level that was previously requested.

You can find more information regarding the proposed changes in The Local's language rules explainer.

The new rules were promulgated as part of the immigration law on Saturday, but many foreigners have additional questions and concerns. The Local published a preliminary article answering the first tranche of questions we received on the survey. 

READ MORE: Your questions answered: New French language requirements for foreigners

We are still looking to hear from readers about their feelings on the changes, as well as any other questions they might have on the subject.

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