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Has anyone been through this consulate in Atlanta, GA to interview for the long term french visa "visitor's pass". I've got mine in less than a month. I'm currently a student and my fiance is working in France as a professional athlete. I'm extremely nervous and I'm still trying to figure out everything I've got to bring. You're not allowed to ask call and questions. You have to show proof of income. I'm currently unemployed, my fiance income is enough to support me, however, I'm not sure they will think so. Also, with birth certificates, it stated they wanted a copy of your family, spouse/children. I'm single with no kids so would I need just a copy of mine translated or of my siblings as well. Please help! I'm a wreck.

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On the birth certificates, you only need yours. The "family members" is for those applying for visas for the family based on their application (i.e. dependent visas).

What nationality is your fiancé? If your fiancé is going to finance you, you need to have a letter from him/her stating that and any general terms (i.e. if the fiancé provides housing but expects you to help with expenses...) and it might not be a bad idea to have some documentary proof of what he/she earns in France (payslips or bank statements for the last 3 months). You should have your bank statements if you're planning on providing any self-financing.

Be prepared to discuss (and include on the form for the visa) what you plan to do while you're in France. If you're going over to marry a French fiancé, say it up front. If you're just going to hang out for a year or so, then you might want to have some sort of a plan or "reason" - learn French, visit historical sights, write a book, take a year off from school before completing your degree. You need to convince them that you're not going to be looking to work under the table while you're in France.
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My fiance is of Lithuanian Nationality. I do have an official letter from his teams president stating his contract agreement as well as living expenses which are all covered in his contract. I will get my fiance to send my copies of his bank statements ( I didn't think of that). My reasoning for going is to like you stated to learn the language and their culture as well as complete my studies thru distant learning while exploring their country as my major is international business. We are not sure when or where to complete or marriage since I am an American citizen and he's a European citizen. He's been working in France for the past three years. If we are able to legalize our marriage in France we will, but we haven't looked into it since I've been completing my studies here in the US. Thanks for your help!

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On the birth certificates, you only need yours. The "family members" is for those applying for visas for the family based on their application (i.e. dependent visas).

What nationality is your fiancÚ? If your fiancÚ is going to finance you, you need to have a letter from him/her stating that and any general terms (i.e. if the fiancÚ provides housing but expects you to help with expenses...) and it might not be a bad idea to have some documentary proof of what he/she earns in France (payslips or bank statements for the last 3 months). You should have your bank statements if you're planning on providing any self-financing.

Be prepared to discuss (and include on the form for the visa) what you plan to do while you're in France. If you're going over to marry a French fiancÚ, say it up front. If you're just going to hang out for a year or so, then you might want to have some sort of a plan or "reason" - learn French, visit historical sights, write a book, take a year off from school before completing your degree. You need to convince them that you're not going to be looking to work under the table while you're in France.
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They are very nice there, I wouldn't worry about it. The only issue we had was my husband's passport didn't have enough pages, but he was able to get a new copy of it same day and they finalized the Visa for us that day, also. We received our passports by FedEx the very next day with the Visa completed. I was very impressed.

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That's refreshing to hear! Thanks! What health insurance if you don't mind me asking did you all choose? I'm leaning towards Seven Corners because I've read that other's have used it and it worked for them. Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks again!!
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They are very nice there, I wouldn't worry about it. The only issue we had was my husband's passport didn't have enough pages, but he was able to get a new copy of it same day and they finalized the Visa for us that day, also. We received our passports by FedEx the very next day with the Visa completed. I was very impressed.

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That's refreshing to hear! Thanks! What health insurance if you don't mind me asking did you all choose? I'm leaning towards Seven Corners because I've read that other's have used it and it worked for them. Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks again!!
We are still insured through our US insurer. My husband's company took care of all that for us, so I honestly don't know. Sorry!

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For long term visitor's visas does anyone know if you have to have a lawyer create your documents starting you will not work or partake in in any work during your stay..... or can you type up such professionally and just get it notorized??

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You don't even need to get it notarized. Write up your own document and sign it right there in front of the consular official, if you prefer. But France doesn't really make much use of "notaries" as we know them in the US.
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You don't even need to get it notarized. Write up your own document and sign it right there in front of the consular official, if you prefer. But France doesn't really make much use of "notaries" as we know them in the US.
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