Test d'Évaluation de Français pour l’accès à la nationalité française

What is the TEF ANF?

As of April 1st, 2020, persons wishing to acquire French nationality must attest to their level of spoken French (comprehension and expression) and of written French (comprehension and expression), as ordered by the French Ministry of the Interior.

TEF ANF can be used to meet these requirements.

Candidates must present themselves for TEF ANF assessment of listening comprehension, oral expression, reading comprehension and written expression at a testing center recognized by the Français des affaires-Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, such as the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York.

What are the TEF ANF test sections?

TEF ANF is composed of four compulsory sections:

• Listening Comprehension 25 min
• Oral Expression 10 min
• Reading Comprehension 45 min
• Written Expression 30 min

Minimum Level required: B1 for each of the sections.

Additional information available at lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr

Exam Dates

Exam Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, March 26, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021

French Institute Alliance Francaise
22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

How is the TEF ANF graded?

The test evaluates the French skills of the candidate per the scale below.

This scale corresponds to:
• 6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CECR) of the Council of Europe

Correspondance Niveaux TEF/CECR

TEF Grades 0-99 100-199 200-299 300-399 400-499 500-599 600-699
CECR Levels Beginners Intermediate Advanced
< A1 A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2

Getting the Certificate

Your grades will be sent to you via email within four weeks of the test date as mentioned under “Attestation dématérialisée” on the registration form.

If you wish to receive a paper certificate in addition, please check the box to request one on the registration form and authorize an additional payment for $55 at the time of registration. We will email you again when we receive your certificate, and you will be able to either pick it up at the FIAF Language Center or request for it to be mailed to you. Please allow for 5-6 weeks from the test date for us to receive your certificate.

The certificate of results is valid for two years.


Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, Written Comprehension, and Written Expression

$350 FIAF Members
$385 Non-Members

Fees must be paid in full at time of registration and are non-refundable. Find payment form and details below.


Please complete the registration and payment forms below and return them to FIAF.

Registration Form (pdf)

Payment Form (pdf)

As required by the exam authorities, you must submit the following either in person or via email:
— an original signed registration form (pdf if sent by email)
— a copy of your passport or ID Card (pdf if sent by email)

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) in person or over the phone (646-388-6691).

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF, 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
Email: vsiraisi@fiaf.org

Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within three days of the test.

FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session if the number of candidates does not exceed 10 candidates. All registrations will be moved to the next session. FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session due to inclement weather. All registrations will be moved to the next session.