E-TEF Intégration, Résidence, et Nationalité

Test for French naturalization


The TEF Intégration, Résidence, Nationalité is recognised by the French Ministry for the Interior and is indispensable for anyone applying to the French State for a resident card or a naturalisation.

It is designed to measure the level of oral/written comprehension and oral/written expression in French.

The four modules MUST be taken on the same day.

** Note: This test is not used for Quebec or Canada immigration purposes.



The TEF IRN consists of four mandatory examinations: Written comprehension, Oral comprehension, Written expression, Oral expression.

Compréhension Orale


CO reflects real-life situations: conversations, extracts from radio programs, public announcements, etc.

There are 17 multiple choice questions - 10 minutes

Computer-based, candidates have individual headsets.

Expression Orale


Section A - Helping a Friend Make a Decision
Section B - Making a request and asking questions about services

Total time: 10 minutes. Each section lasts 5 minutes.

For your information, this test is systematically recorded to allow a double evaluation.

Compréhension Écrite


CE is composed of 13 multiple-choice questions

Timed at 30 minutes

A: who, what, where, when, why
B: understand details
C: understand the logic 
D: understand the general meaning of the text

Expression Écrite


Two sections.
Section A: writing a message to check in
Section B : to present one's motivations to convince

Total time: 30 minutes for both sections.
Tip: 10 minutes for section A and 20 minutes for section B.


Registration is possible online only.
A valid copy of your passport, driver's license, or permanent residence card is required at the time of registration.

For registrations, please email the following to info@point3.com :
1. Your registration form
2. A copy of your official ID as stated above

Once we receive your application, we will send you an invoice.

Payment must be made by credit card or Interact within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice in order to reserve your examination date.
For Interac payments please use: etransfer@point3.com and state your invoice number in the message box.

Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Please check your choice of modules before registering as no fees are refundable.
  • No changes will be allowed.
  • Candidates must respect a 31-day waiting period between exam dates. If this 31-day waiting period is not respected, the examination fee will be forfeited as there will be no refunds or changes.

Exam Preparation

In order to be ready for the exam, visit : Le français des affaires
Gain confidence by registering for one of our preparation courses - click here - 
You can also try some of our Compréhension Orale exercises at http://www.tefprep.com

On Exam Day

You must:
no other ID is accepted)
the Vaccine Passport with the mention adequately protected is mandatory.

ARRIVE a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time
or you will not be permitted to take the test and there will be no refunds possible.
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