Persons wishing to acquire French nationality must attest to their level of spoken French. TCF ANF (Test de
Connaissance du Français pour l’accès à la nationalité française) can be used to meet this requirement.
certificate of “TCF pour l’accès à la nationalité française” is only valid to complete a request for French nationality acquisition. You
cannot use it for admission to a French university or to complete your request for emigration to Québec.
Minimum level required : B1
Exam Dates for 2021
UPDATE COVID -19 : you can register for future sessions but please be advised that we may need to cancel them depending on
COVID-19 situation and reopening phases.
September 3rd - cancelled
October 8th - registration open
November 12th - registration open
Registrations are closing 1 month before the exam on the exact date. It is not possible to enroll afterwards.
Space is very limited.
TCF Preparation Workshop
Have you registered for a TCF exam and would like some help preparing for it?
29 multiple choice questions for listening - 25 minutes
3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes
Total duration 1h50 minutes.
However, The exam is programmed on 1 Half day or 1 full day depending on the number of candidates, as the speaking part is individual.
It is not possible to change the time of your exam. There will probably be some waiting time between some of your examination parts.
Please respect the schedule you receive as we are on a tight schedule and plan to arrive onsite 15 minutes before your first exam
How and when will I receive my OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION
You will receive your official notification by email 1 week before the exam. Please check the email you use
to register. Only the times on this notification must be taken into account, the information on your invoice is only informative.
You will receive an automated email asking for additional information. You are required to provide this information 30 days
before the exam date otherwise your registration will be voided and registration fees will be lost, not refunded or transferred.
Registrations for TCF ANF close several months in advance due to limited space and high demand, if you prefer to take the exam sooner you
can take another TCF exam. In this case you will need to register for all parts (Compulsory test + Oral and Written
examinations) to be valid for French nationality.
Are there other tests I can use for French Nationality ?
Yes, French Authorities also accept the following (if they confirm a level B1 minimum ) :
TCF tout public (TCF TP) with all sections including Writing and speaking ; All sections must be taken during one same session
TCF Québec with all sections including Writing and speaking ; All sections must be taken during one same session
TCF Canada ;
DELF B1, B2 ou du DALF C1, C2 (toutes déclinaisons). Not offered at AFSF