I am a student in France and my 1 year visa expires on August 18th. I will be applying for the renewal of my visa in the next 2-3 days. I am planning to travel to India in July and return back to France around August 9th (a week before the expiry). Could anyone please help me by answering if there will be any issue with this.

  • Is that a VLS-TS or a VLS? Commented Jun 15, 2023 at 9:12
  • It is a VLS-TS. And also I had a query if the date allotted by prefecture to receive the resident card can be changed
    – Divya Rao
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 19:01

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You probably won't have problems getting in as long as you have a return ticket to India before the expiry date.

If your visa gets extended before your return flight that's of course not going to be a thing at all, if it doesn't you may be in a pickle if you haven't arranged for leaving France before your original visa expires.

Do not expect border control to just think "oh well, they asked for an extension so let's go easy on them" though you never know, it may happen.

  • Sure, Thanks! Also after the process when I get an email from the prefecture to collect my resident card later could I please know if I can change the dates if I'm not available in Nantes at that time.
    – Divya Rao
    Commented Jun 15, 2023 at 14:18
  • @DivyaRao changing the return date on your ticket? That'd depend on the airline and the ticket category.
    – jwenting
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 6:35
  • The date receiving my resident card, prefecture would send me an email or message to collect it with the date mentioned so can I change that if I'm not in Nantes
    – Divya Rao
    Commented Jun 16, 2023 at 11:04

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