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Fide test

Take your fide test and receive your 'Passeport des langues' - a formal certification demonstrating your oral and written skills in French.

From 1 January 2019, it has become mandatory to prove your language level when applying for immigration or naturalisation purposes. The Language Passport is the perfect way to get your language skills officially certified.

Bell Switzerland is an accredited examination centre for taking the fide test in French.

Full assessment
(Oral + Written)
CHF 250.-
Oral part only
CHF 170.-
Written part only
CHF 120.-

Next sessions of the test fide

Registration and payment by credit card must be made through the links below.

The test is held at Bell, Chemin Camille-Vidart 15, 1202 Geneva.



Dates limite d'inscription / Registration deadlines

Test fide : 23 - 24 - 26 - 27 octobre 2023

Vendredi 6 octobre 2023

Test fide : 30 - 31 octobre - 2 - 3 novembre 2023

Vendredi 13 octobre 2023

Test fide : 6 - 7 - 9 - 10 novembre 2023

Vendredi 20 octobre 2023

You will receive your invitation to the test no later than 2 weeks before the date of your test. It is not possible to reserve a specific day or time for your test.

All modifications, cancellations, or other requests must be made by e-mail ( in order to be taken into account.

Registration conditions

  • Registration and payment are available online.
  • A confirmation of registration to the fide test will be sent automatically to each participant.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellation requests must be sent by email to
  • All cancellations must be made in writing to the school’s administration no later than the deadline for registration. The registration fee will be reimbursed with a deduction of CHF 20.00 for administrative costs.
  • In case of cancellation received after this deadline and until the day before the first date of the evaluation, the center will refund the registration fee but will retain the sum of CHF 88.00 corresponding to the late cancellation fee.
  • In case of cancellation or absence on the day of the assessment, no refund will be made.

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about taking the fide exam?

  • Who can take the fide test?

    Anyone over the age of 16.
    People with a disability can also take the fide test. Special rules apply to them, which are agreed upon with the examination institution and the Secretariat fide.
    It is necessary to specify the nature of the handicap during registration, a field at the end of the form is provided for this purpose.

  • What does the test fide cost?

    The whole test costs CHF 250.–. Only the oral part costs CHF 170.–, only the written part CHF 120.–.

  • How long does the fide test take?

    The oral part lasts 40 minutes, the written part 60 minutes.

  • At what exact date and time will my test fide take place?

    Speaking and Writing parts of the test are assessed separetly.

    Speaking Part: Parler et Comprendre (40 minutes)
    Writing Part: Lire et Ecrire (60 minutes)

    Your two parts of the test will take place on one day (either on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday) between 8am and 8pm.

    You will receive by email an invitation with the exact day and time for your test no later than 2 weeks before the date of your test. It is not possible to reserve a specific day or time for your test.

  • When will I receive the results / the language passport?

    You will receive the Language Passport and the test results directly by post approximately 4 weeks after the test. Bell and the fide office cannot give any information about the results over the phone.

  • What are the required levels for each permit requests?

    Family reunification: for the issuance and
    renewal of a residence permit (B)
    A1 oral
    Family reunification: for the issuance
    of a settlement permit (C)
    A2 oral and A1 written
    For the issuance of a
    settlement permit (C)
    A2 oral and A1 written
    For the early issuance of a
    settlement permit (C)
    B1 oral and A1 written
    For naturalisation B1 oral and A2 written
  • Model Test Fide (mock test)

Interest to take a course to prepare

Preparation course for your fide test

To get ready for the exam, you can register for one of the upcoming sessions of our intensive preparation course.

If you would like to arrange a visit or speak to our team, please contact us at (+41) 022 749 16 16.