Science Accueil's information desk

Science Accueil is present in the reception platform for international talents, the GATE.

Like a guide in the maze that is French administration, our goal is to make the process easier for non-French speakers, to guide you through your administrative procedures, and to inform you on practical aspects of moving to France.

Bilingual and personalized reception

The PISA welcomes you in the GATE and informs you both in French and in English. Depending on your status, your nationality, and your family situation, you will receive your personal roadmap summarizing the different procedures you will have to go through.

The Science Accueil staff is also present to guide you through the GATE, from one desk to another, and help you if you have trouble filling out paperwork.

Residence permit renewal

Students, scientists, and employees can drop off at the Sub-Prefecture (of Palaiseau) on the GATE, their application file for a residence permit renewal. These files are prepared beforehand, mostly by the visitors, with the help of an advisor from their establishment (a person authorized by the Préfecture).

GATE visitors whose establishment doesn’t offer this help are , are accompanied by the PISA, to prepare their file with someone trained and authorized.

Science Accueil offers

Beyond the administrative help that is given to everyone, users from esatblishments members of Science Accueil have access to all of the association’s services: priviledged housing research, reinsurance program, Meet Great & Eat program, partnerships with banks and insurances, and of course access to our French courses, cultural visits, and events organized all year long.