The TCF IRN is intended for any foreigner over 16 years of age wishing to validate their level of French for : an application for French nationality.

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  • Adult, Teenager
  • For anyone wishing to apply for French nationality
  • From A1 to B1
  • 210€
  • Diploma valid for 2 years


Browse below the different sessions available to validate your learning of French!

Level Written examination Oral examination
N/A 26/01/2024 N/A
Level Written examination Oral examination
N/A 05/04/2024 N/A
Level Written examination Oral examination
N/A 05/07/2024 N/A
Level Written examination Oral examination
N/A 04/10/2024 N/A

The TCF IRN is composed of 4 tests, presented in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and exercises:

  • Oral comprehension: 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Written comprehension: 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Written expression: 3 exercises
  • Oral expression: face to face with an examiner, 3 exercises

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Fee : 210€

All registrations are nominative and non-transferable. Postal charges for sending diplomas or certificates are not included in the examination fee. For more information, please consult our general sales conditions.

Course of the exam

The exam is taken on computer, except for the oral exam. 

Administrative requirements

Your photo will be taken on the day of the French exam. Don’t forget to bring a valid passport or ID for the tests. No delay accepted. If other administrative requirements are necessary, you will be informed in advance.


You will receive your official invitation by e-mail at the latest 5 days before the start of the collective tests.

Results and certificate

On the day of your exams, you will receive a provisional certificate of results.

Your final certificate will be available 2 weeks after your exam at the reception of the Alliance Française Brussels-Europe. It can be sent to you on request (postal charges at your expense).

No duplicate of your certificate will be issued.

Candidates with special needs

The Alliance Française de Bruxelles-Europe provides any candidate who reports a disability affecting a physical, sensory, mental, cognitive or psychic function, with the material facilities or staff assistance to enable him/her to take part in the tests. This will allow him/her to participate in the session under working conditions that re-establish equality between candidates. He/She can be exempted from one of the skills if an adaptation is not possible. 

For this purpose:   

  • The candidate must indicate his or her disability at the time of registration and as soon as possible so that the examination center can put in place the appropriate arrangements.  
  • They must provide an official document from a medical authority indicating the diagnosis and specifying the recommended accommodations for a foreign language exam.  
  • This certificate should not be more than 2 years old from the date of the tests.  


Do not delay, there is a limited number of places per session!

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