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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I stayed with my first host family for 8 months before coming to my current host family. I had my visa renewal appointment in early February, however I had forgotten to get our contract validated by La Dirrecte - I think this is usually the job of the family, anyway... So they gave me a...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello helpful people~! I wonder if you've encountered the same situation as me, I hope someone could enlighten me somehow.. I've been in France since September 2016 as aupair girl. I've renewed my au pair contract as well as my visa long sejour (VLS) mentioned 'etudiant', and now, I have a carte...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear all, Hi, I'm au pair girl in Segonzac, small village in Charente, since Septembre 2016. My visa long sejour valant totre sejour (VLS-TS) mentioned etudiant will be expired on 25 July 2017. I want to extend my au pair stay. My current hostfam proposed me once, and I agreed, I even booked...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I have some questions about becoming an au pair in France that I was hoping someone might be able to answer. I speak English fluently and I speak French very well (not quite fluent). I am an undergraduate Music Composition major (not sure about the relevance of this) and have a lot of...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So I did something stupid... First, my visa expired in January 2016 and I didn't decide until after it had expired that I would like to stay in France another year. The first available appointment was in February. When I went, I was turned away because a date on one of my forms was incorrect. I...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I was looking for some help/advice of any kind regarding visa renewal. I feel like I'm going in circles reading all the information on the french public service site. So between that, and my panic at having to leave this country, I'm...stressing. So, I came here as an au pair in...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I've spent the last year in Paris working as an au pair and currently have a student/au pair visa that ends at the end of October. I've actually already stopped working for my original family that I came here to work for at the end of July, but I found a new family as my visa was...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I’m asking for a friend who’s an American au pair. For several weeks she’s been expecting for a call from OFII, hoping to receive a time for her medical appointment. Today, she’s received the call, but only to be told that there is no medical appointment and that her visa expires tomorrow...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, I have recently found an Au Pair family and am ready to get together paperwork. According to the French Consulate in Houston, to be an Au Pair I need to study at a french language school at least 10 hours a week. However, I'm wondering if I can bypass the Au Pair Visa and instead...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! I’ve visited this forum countless times since I made the decision last year to Au Pair in France- so much great information! I’ve been in a small town in France since October, and have decided I would like to stay another year but with a new family in Paris. I have a standard, 1 year...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I would like to know how likely it may be to find a job in Spain. I know there are other threads on this forum posing the same question, however, my situation is a bit different and I'd like to ask for some advice. Here is my situation: On an EXTREMELY TIGHT BUDGET $$ My boyfriend and I are...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am from Nova Scotia and am going to Au Pair in France for a year starting in August. I have tried plenty of times to contact the french consulates here and they are useless. I just need to know if I need to book an appointment all the way in Montreal or if I am able to send my documents in the...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am currently living in France on an Au Pair visa. This visa expires at the end of July. I wish to remain in France and obtain a job my field of study (I graduated university in June of 2012). Is it possible to change my au pair visa or renew my visa while staying in France? I really cannot...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Everyone! I was hoping someone could help me with this question. I'm from the US but am wanting to spend a year in Paris with my French boyfriend. From what i've read, it seems like boyfriend in France supporting you hasn't been the most motivating force for French immigration officials...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey y'all! So, I came to Paris in April 2013 as an au pair on a student visa (I'm an American). But after a month in, I parted ways with the family and secured a new family a month later. However, I did not start a new contract with the family but became a full time student at my language...
  16. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    I am working as an Au pair, but it's becoming an abusive situation and i have to get out The market for artists and theatre professionals is good and i have my BFA, so i'm squeezing my contacts in the area (Emilia Romagna/Marche) and around Italy in general. Is it possible to change jobs...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour, I have a question about changing my visa status while remaining in France. I know this is an often-discussed topic, but I didn't see any threads specifically for my type of visa. If I'm wrong, please feel free to point me to any and all existing threads! I recently moved to France to...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey , Does anyone know if there is a waiting period between changing from one visa to another? I’m currently on a French 'Au Pair Visa' and once it has expired I want to apply for a ‘Working Holiday Visa’. Can I do this straight away? Also, do I need to have a job already lined up before I...
  19. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    I post this same topic to the UK forum, but I thought I might also find answers here. (Sorry mods, if this is bad form) Hi, I'm hoping someone can answer some of the questions I have. I'm hoping to Au Pair in the UK for a couple of years starting this summer, some time in August. I already...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm hoping someone can answer some of the questions I have. I'm hoping to Au Pair in the UK for a couple of years starting this summer, some time in August. I already have a host family that would like me to come over. However, I'm having some trouble figuring out the visa/biometric part of...
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