This new TCF , starting January 2022, will replace both the TCF ANF (accès à la nationalité française) and
the TCF Carte de Résident en France (TCF CRF) .
For who ?
Persons wishing to acquire French nationality or have a parmanent resicency card must attest to their level of
spoken French. TCF IRN (Test de Connaissance du Français Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité) can be used to meet this requirement.
certificate of “TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité” is only valid to complete a request for French nationality and
French residency acquisition. You cannot use it for admission to a French university or to complete your request for emigration to
Québec or Canada.
Minimum level required : B1
Exam Dates for 2022
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.
Registrations are closing 1 month before the exam on the exact date. It is not possible to enroll afterwards.
Space is very limited.
Please note that a photo will be taken on the day of the exam.
TCF Preparation Workshop
Have you registered for a TCF exam and would like some help preparing for it?
Total duration 1h15 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.
Your registration is complete only IF we have receive both the registration form and the payment.
The deadline to register for an exam, make a payment and submit the form is 1 calendar month before the exam. We will
NOT register you Officially for the exam if the payment has not been made or if we don't have all the information required on
We have limited spots for each date and some exams fill quickly.
You will not be able to change or modify the registration after that date.
Be aware that the results are received about 2 months after the exam.
2. Proceed with the payment
You are not registered for the exam until you have paid for it
Log in (or create a new account) (top right corner of the webpage)
Add to your cart the exam(s) you need to register for.
Registrations for TCF IRN may 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 .
Are there other tests I can use instead ?
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