Below are some common questions that many clients have.
If you signed a French work contract, you must register to French health insurance (=Assurance Maladie) so that you can benefit from social protection.
In order to register, and depending on your place of birth, an apostil or legalization of your birth certificate can be demanded.
This authentication is therefore not a requirement for the work permit or resident permit application but it is compulsory for receiving the French health insurance card (=carte vitale).
If you never had a resident permit before, this first receipt doesn’t allow you to travel.
If you get this receipt as part of an application for renewing your resident permit, it allows you to travel.