The Test de connaissance du français pour l’accès à la nationalité française (TCF ANF) is a test of proficiency in general French specially designed to be consistent with the standards of the Ministère français de l’Intérieur, de l’Outre-mer, des Collectivités territoriales et de l’Immigration. It is only intended for people applying for French citizenship.

The TCF ANF is composed of two compulsory modules:

  • Listening
  • Speaking

The TCF ANF is intended to young adults (16+) and adults. Academic degrees or preparation are not required to take the TCF ANF. All candidates receive an official certificate of results that places them on the six-level scale (from A1 to C2) established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The certificate of results of the TCF ANF is only valid for applications for French citizenship by marriage or naturalisation. It is possible to take the TCF ANF several times, provided there is a 60-day period between two test sessions.

For further information about the TCF ANF, please visit the CIEP (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques) website.

Dernière mise à jour 26 juin 2014. TCF ANF 2014_v1.