The TEF for naturalization is recognized by the French Interior Ministry and is indispensable for anyone applying for naturalization as a French citizen. The registrant must be at least 16 years old to take this test.
The test measures the level of oral comprehension and expression in French.
Please note that this test does not apply to immigration applications to Quebec or Canada.
The TEF for naturalization consists of two sections that must be taken together during the one exam session:
Total test duration: 55 minutes.
Test results will be sent electronically.
Platform PrepMyFuture: https://prepmyfuture.com/tef-english
Sample exams, books, audio files: https://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/prepare-for-the-tef/
Contact the IFSPEC for test preparation material, registration periods and exam session dates.
If you think your situation calls for specific arrangements, please contact the exam center manager before registering: Fabienne Pizot-Haymore.
In case of cancellation of registration before the day of the TEF or DPF test session or absence on the day of the TEF or DFP test session, the candidate must provide justification for her/his absence. Relevant medical or professional documentation must be submitted to the IFSPEC Center who will forward it to the CCI Paris Ile-de-France. Only “force majeure” events (illness, professional reasons, death and bereavement or other valid circumstances) will be taken into account.
The IFSPEC and the CCI Paris Ile-de-France will review requests on a case by case basis, and upon approval of the board, may agree to the candidate’s registration at another date without any additional costs. In such case, the candidate will be informed in due time.
All registrations close eight days before the exam session. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org upon registration to verify your information is complete and your registration was taken into account. You must have received an official convocation email from the IFSPEC–in addition to a debit/credit card receipt.
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