TCF IRN (Integration, Residency, and Nationality) Exam on Computer

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Required levels

A1 / A2 / B1

The TCF IRN (Intégration Résidence et Nationalité, “Residency Nationality Integration”) is a variant of the TCF designed for non-French speakers who are undertaking certain administrative procedures: the TCF IRN intervenes in the context of a naturalization procedure, or an application for a long-term resident card.

The TCF IRN also allows the validation of an A1 level as part of the OFII citizenship course. Indeed, like the other TCFs, the TCF IRN positions all candidates on a level scale ranging from A1 to C2, in accordance with the CEFR.

The TCF IRN is made up of 4 compulsory tests assessing general French language skills:

  • Oral comprehension: Collective test: 20 multiple choice questions (4 answer choices, only one correct answer)
  • Written comprehension: Collective test: 20 multiple choice questions (4 answer choices, only one correct answer)
  • Written expression: Collective test: 3 exercises
  • Oral expression: Individual face-to-face test with an examiner: 3 exercises

The TCF IRN exclusively assesses language skills and does not concern knowledge of French history, culture and society.

The TCF IRN has a total duration of 1 hour 15 minutes:

  • Oral comprehension: 15 minutes;
  • Written comprehension: 20 minutes;
  • Written expression: 30 minutes;
  • Oral expression: 10 minutes.

Many non-French-speaking candidates choose each year to take the TCF IRN with Cours de Civilisation Française de La Sorbonne : since this test concerns crucial and complex administrative procedure, it is often better for many international candidates to take the TCF IRN within a recognized institution. As an approved exam center, the CCFS supports non-French speakers in passing the TCF IRN and promotes the acceleration of visa and naturalization procedures.

Next sessions

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Le secrétariat sera exceptionnellement fermé le mercredi 17 janvier.

The secretariat will be exceptionally closed on Wednesday, January 17th. 

Information sur la session de printemps 2024

L’inscription à la session de printemps (rentrée du 5 février 2024) est encore possible jusqu’au 2 février, sous réserve de places disponibles.

Les étudiants souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à se rendre directement au bureau des admissions de l’institution, ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 16h30.
Ils doivent s’assurer de disposer d’un visa valide.

L’inscription en ligne pour cette session n’est plus possible sur ce site.

Information regarding the 2024 spring session

Registration for the spring session (starting on February 5, 2024) is still possible until February 2, subject to availability.

Students wishing to register are invited to go directly to the institution’s admission office, open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
They must ensure they have a valid visa.

Online registration for this session is no longer available on this website.

Dates des prochains examens TCF

Les prochaines sessions d’examen TCF auront lieu dans les locaux de l’institution aux dates suivantes :

Le 30 janvier et le 27 février :

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Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :