Step 3 : Send the file to the OFII physician yourself
You must send to the OFII the medical certificate filled out by your physician using the “MEDICAL PRIVACY” envelope provided to you by the prefecture.
Also attach all the original medical documents related to your heath situation or that of your minor child (biological analyses, additional tests, hospitalisation report(s), etc.)
Since 1 March, 2019, the sending deadline of medical certificates to the OFII is one month.
However, if at the same time, you applied for asylum since 1 March 2019, the sending dealing of your file is extended by 3 months starting from your visit to the GUDA.
Step 4 : File examination by the OFII
In order to examine your medical file, the OFII physician can ask, while respecting your medical privacy, the physician who filled in your medical certificate for additional information. You will be informed of that.
Therefore, it is important that the OFII can quickly get in touch with you: clearly write down your phone number, your email and your home address.
The OFII physician can also summon you as to carry out additional tests if they deem it necessary. These tests are free of charge. You will not be asked to pay. It should be noted that you do not need to be on an empty stomach during the tests.
On the day of your appointment, you must bring:
- A document justifying your identity or that of the legal tutor for a minor (e.g. a passport);
- The additional medical documents related to your health situation (blood tests, hospitalisation report, etc-)
The OFII physician must have in his possession the requested additional information within 15 days as of the day he requested that information. In case you do not have the requested elements on time, you must certify to the medical service of the OFII that you have made the necessary steps.
Failure to respond to the request of the OFII physician, the receipt provided for in article R. 311-4 will not be issued by the prefecture.
It should be noted that the prefect will be informed by the OFII if:
- You do not go the appointment with the OFII physician or with a colleague of the OFII physicians;
- You do not justify your identity when you are summoned;
- You do not carry out the requested additional tests;
The opinion of the colleague
Your medical report is sent to a colleague of the OFII physicians.
The colleague of the OFII physicians can request to talk to you or to carry out additional tests in the presence of a physician of your choice and an interpreter, if applicable.
If the application is for a foreign minor, they must be accompanied by their legal representative.
After deliberation, the colleague give their opinion to the prefect of your place of residence.
The prefect’s decision
The decision regarding your application for a residence permit is taken by the Prefect. It will be notified to you by the Prefecture.
The OFII will not share or notify an information regarding the prefect’s decision.