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I have recently married and my wife and I are hoping to move to France. My wife's UK visa has expired as she is back in Asia visiting her family and friends. Is it possible for my wife to get a visa for France without previously obtaining one for the UK? If so what documents do we require in order to do this?

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The way it's supposed to work is that you need to establish yourself in France. She then can apply for a short-term visitor's visa for France (assuming she comes from a country where she is not eligible for the 90 day Schengen "visa" that is just a stamp in your passport to show when you entered). She can give as her reason for the visa that she is joining her EU-national spouse in France. You'll have to check with the consulate for the list of what they want - but expect it to include the usual i.d., proof of nationality, probably your i.d. and proof of nationality, marriage certificate, etc.

Within two months of her arrival in France, you'll have to apply for a carte de séjour for her - usually they want her i.d., proof that she has entered France legally (i.e. the visa), your marriage certificate, your i.d. and proof of your EU nationality (passport) and proof that you are living in France and what your resources are (best is to have an employment contract of some sort).

You may want to apply for a carte de séjour at the same time, as it beats carrying your UK passport around with you as i.d. all the time.
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The way it's supposed to work is that you need to establish yourself in France. She then can apply for a short-term visitor's visa for France (assuming she comes from a country where she is not eligible for the 90 day Schengen "visa" that is just a stamp in your passport to show when you entered). She can give as her reason for the visa that she is joining her EU-national spouse in France. You'll have to check with the consulate for the list of what they want - but expect it to include the usual i.d., proof of nationality, probably your i.d. and proof of nationality, marriage certificate, etc.

Within two months of her arrival in France, you'll have to apply for a carte de séjour for her - usually they want her i.d., proof that she has entered France legally (i.e. the visa), your marriage certificate, your i.d. and proof of your EU nationality (passport) and proof that you are living in France and what your resources are (best is to have an employment contract of some sort).

You may want to apply for a carte de séjour at the same time, as it beats carrying your UK passport around with you as i.d. all the time.
Cheers,
Bev
Hi Im Mike,
The info quoted about bring your wife to France is so far correct but there are a few things missing, if you are a Brit living in France and assuming that you have already married and have a marriage cert in the country of your wife's origin you will need to bring that cert to the British Embassy to have it recognized, they will usually give you a cert costing around 90 Pounds (i think).
This is assuming we are talking about a spouse from a non EEA or EU country

This will need normally to be translated along with ALL other documents into French by a traducteur assermenté, (a legally certified translator accepted by the French Consulate).

Other requirements !!!

No1 You will need obviously to apply for the visa in the country of origin of your spouse.

No2, You will both need a cert (casier judiciaire) or Bulletin No 7 to show you have no criminal record, or your spouse will need the equivalent from her country.

No3 Your spouse will normally need a medical check up by a Dr certified by the French Consulate in her own country to show she has no diseases like TB. But that depends on the country of her origin.

No4. The person bringing her to France will normally need a CDI work contract showing at least three months wage slips with enough income to support the spouse, this shows the Consulate that the couple will not be dependent on financial aid from the French Government.

No5, You must be able to prove to the French consulate when applying for the visa
that you have a suitable place for you, your spouse and any dependent infants to live while residing in France, this is done in either two ways, a contract du bail, or contract du location, if you are renting a house, or proof of ownership with a plan of the house.
This information is taken to your local maire and an attestation d'accueil is filled in. A stamp value 60 Euros is needed to stick on the attestation, this can be got from the Conseil général in your local town.

Also you will need an unlimited supply of passport size photo's for everything you apply for.
I hope this info has not dampened your spirits, good luck with all,
Mike.

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Mike asks,
Does anyone know if a foreign non EEA or EU spouse wanting to get a French Visa needs to speak fluent French???
I know the UK Embassy now ask non EEA or EU to pass a English test to prove they can exist comfortably knowing the language in the UK.

Thanks.

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Mike asks,
Does anyone know if a foreign non EEA or EU spouse wanting to get a French Visa needs to speak fluent French???
I know the UK Embassy now ask non EEA or EU to pass a English test to prove they can exist comfortably knowing the language in the UK.

Thanks.
For the spouse of an EU national, there is no French language requirement. (Well, unless the spouse is French - then the spouse visa falls under totally different rules.)
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Hi Bev and Thanks for the info.
Best Wishes,
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