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TCF ANF for French Nationality

TCF ANF (Test de Connaissance du Français pour l’Accès à la Nationalité Française French language test for French nationality) is a simplified version of TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) for foreign citizens desiring to obtain the French citizenship. It is designed and distributed by France Education International  (former CIEP – International Centre for Educational Studies). Inflexyon French Examination centre in Lyon holds approximately 7 TCF for French Nationality  sessions each year.

If you wish to apply for a French nationality, la Préfécture will require several documents including a certificate of French language. The certificate must attest that you achieved B1 level in 4 competences: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You can provide DELF B1 and B2 diploma, DALF C1 and C2 diploma or TCF Tout public (with speaking and writing part), but TCF for French Nationality is the simplest test to get the appropriate certificate for French naturalisation. 

TCF for French Nationality consists of :

  • oral comprehension (listening) – approximately 30 minutes
  • written comprehension (reading) – approximately 45 minutes
  • writing – approximately 30 minutes
  • speaking – approximately 10 minutes

The aim of the test is to assess your general oral knowledge of French language. You need to achieve at least B1 level in all four competences in order to be able to apply for French nationality.

In order to avoid the stress during the exam, we recommend you to check the detailed description of the TCF for French Nationality test and the  TCF for French Nationality Handbook.

Inflexyon offers the electronic version of TCF for French Nationality. The electronic version allows candidates to see their score in compulsory parts immediately after the test.  The certificate with the results and level is available approximately one month after the test and it is valid for 2 years. 

TCF for French Nationality in Lyon – dates, prices and registration 

If you want to improve your French level before sitting the TCF exam, we recommend you to register for our French classes in Lyon.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to help.