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, November 19, 2021 — FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Exam Date: Friday, December 10, 2021 — FULL
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

Please allow 5-6 weeks from the test date to receive your certificate. It will be mailed to you directly from the Français des affaires, our partner.

The certificate of results is valid for two years.

A candidate may take the test as many times as he/she wants, however, a one-month waiting period is required between two successive tests.


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. Please note there is a $5 administrative fee in addition to the exam fee.

Payment is made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). You may pay over the phone (646-388-6691).

Safety Information

The health and well-being of our students, members, visitors, and staff are our number one priority.  We will be closely following strict guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities regarding COVID-19.

All exam candidates must be vaccinated and are required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.  You must bring a proof of vaccination upon entering FIAF. 

More frequent building-wide cleaning schedule has been implemented.


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

Registration Form (pdf)

Payment Form (pdf)

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

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

Exam session transfers are subject to a $50 fee and only permitted before the Registration Deadline of your original exam session. Any candidate who submits a transfer request after this Registration Deadline is subject to repay the full exam fee. Participation can only be transferred to the next session (without penalty) in the case of sickness, provided that a doctor’s note is mailed (not via email) within three days of the original Exam Date. If you have registered for an exam and need to transfer to another session, please email vsiraisi@fiaf.org.

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.