Pass your TCF IRN exam with IFALPES in Annecy in order to obtain an official certificate of your level of French and facilitate your administrative procedures
The TCF IRN (Integration, Residence, Nationality) in Annecy with ifalpes
The TCF candidates we welcome need to validate their level of French with the TCF IRN (study project in a French-speaking establishment, job search…) or official with the TCF IRN (procedures for obtaining French nationality, or residency permit…)
Valid for official procedures, the TCF IRN was set up in January 2022 by the FEI (France Education International). It overlaps with the old TCF ANF (for naturalisation) and TCF CRF (for the residency card (10 years).
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FRENCH EXAM in Annecy
No diploma or preparation is required to register for the TCF IRN.
If necessary, and to justify your steps, the IFALPES Annecy school can provide you with:
• a certificate of registration, once payment has been confirmed, and/or
• a certificate of attendance, on request, after the examination.
The exam topics are provided by the France Education International exam management centre. Corrections and certificates of results are managed by FEI. It is therefore necessary to wait between 3 and 4 weeks after the award to receive the results.
On the certificates of results of the TCF Integration, Residence and Nationality, the photo of the candidate taken on the day of the exam appears. The examination centre will therefore take a photo of each candidate during the tests. These will be deleted as soon as the results are delivered.
You will receive a certificate, valid for your official procedures in France. As a reminder, level A2 (CERCL) is required for the residency permit in France (10 years) and level B1 (CERCL) for French nationality.
The certificates are valid for your procedures for 2 years. The TCF IRN certificate must be added to your file with the correct authorities (prefecture) for official procedures.
If you do not obtain the expected result, you will have to wait at least 30 days before you can take the exam again.
⚠️If you have difficulty reading and writing in French, we invite you to contact us
Please note: we administer the exam on paper, not on a computer. For an exam centre with computer-based exams, we invite you to consult the official FEI website or visit schools in our KLF group that are accredited for these exams.
Using vocational training to take the TCF exam
IFALPES is an accredited language training centre.
You can use your rights (CPF, OPCO, POLE EMPLOI, etc.) to finance preparatory courses and the TCF IRN exam.
The composition of the TCF IRN tests
Four compulsory tests:
• Listening comprehension (20 questions): Group test → duration: 15 minutes
• Written comprehension (20 questions): Group test → duration: 20 minutes
• Written expression (3 tasks): Group test → duration: 30 minutes
• Oral expression (3 tasks): Individual test → duration: approximately 12 minutes
Please note that the total duration of the exam is 1 hour and 15 minutes, but plan the afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to take the exam.
In addition to the tests, you must include the administrative procedures (signature, taking photos, etc.
For the individual oral expression part, each candidate has a different schedule. All parts of the exam will take place on the same day.
THE LEVELS TO OBTAIN
If you are 16 or older, you can take the TCF IRN:
• for the OFII citizen course => level A1
• for the resident card (10 years) => level A2
• for nationality => level B1