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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone I found this forum on Reddit and was told its best to ask my questions here! and boy do I have A LOT of Questions! So, sorry in advance & please bear with me here! I am sorry that I have so many questions but all this is very overwhelming and it doesn't help that my husband...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    After 2 years and 3 months of waiting since we applied we have finally been given an appointment to go to our local prefecture regarding our Carte de Sejour. We have now been told that we have to make a new application despite earlier being told that we didn’t and would just be transferred to...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Everyone, I am currently holding a "Carte de Sejour" salarie valid till 2025. I came france last year with work Visa for a year, and then this year i got carte de sejour. Now i am thinking of leaving current job and accepting another offer. I would liek to know can i proceed with that, or...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Bev, hi dear team, I have a big worry. I have a non-european passport, my wife however is German - and I obtained a permanent German residence permit in 2006, having arrived in Germany in 2002. This allowed me to work in Germany. Now in mid-2006, I found a job in a multi-national in France...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone. I am a New Zealand national living in the United Kingdom on an Ancestry visa, with my French national partner. We are getting married in 2 months and are currently in the process of our publishing our Banns. Once we are married we are unsure how to then actually move to...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! I imagine this question/fact pattern is familiar to a lot of y'all. I'm an American who just got PACs'ed in France a month ago. I have been coming back and forth to France for a few years, only staying 3 months at a time so I've never gotten a long stay visa. Because of Covid madness, I...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, 20 years ago I bought a shop in france I have been paying the Tax foncière on it since. I have let the shop for a few years now it's vacant and it needs redoing and fixing. I have always lived in UK and like I said I always paid my tax foncière for the shop Can I apply for the carte de...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am a US citizen living in France. I own a house in Pyrenees Atlantiques. I presently have a 'visa de longue sejour a titre de sejour'. It will expire this October, 2020. I assume that I need to apply for a 'carte de sejour' rather than simply renewing the VLS-TS. I assume that I need to go...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I was wondering if someone could help me understand which CDS temporaire I should be applying for if I plan to enter France on the Schengen Visa free 90 days and then apply for a CDS/TDS? My wife is French, and I'm Australian. I have seen on the prefecture website that there are 2 types of CDS...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Good Evening All! I've been scouring over the internet for the past couple of days and have had so may mixed responses, so it would be great if you guys can help me out! I'm a dual citizen, French and American, and recently got married here in the US to a Canadian citizen. We are planning on...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I haven't been able to find any information regarding this. I am moving tomorrow (from Lille to Bordeaux) and I just received confirmation to pick up my carte de sejour at the prefecture (which is closed until Monday). I am wondering if it is possible to have my carte de sejour...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Soooo many uncertainties which won’t be resolved for a while, if at all.. I know that there have been many discussions / threads regarding Brexit but if anyone can give some insight into my current thoughts / situation: - I am planning to move from Guernsey (with current full European rights)...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there, I'm in the process of applying for profession liberale and I need to supply letters of support from French business who I have met and who would in theory be interested in using my services (I'm a copywriter). I want to supply them with a template to make it easy for them to write...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there, I've trawled the forums for related posts and while I've learnt a lot from you guys I couldn't find anyone quite in our situation! So I'm an EU citizen (UK) and my husband is a US citizen, I came here for work in September 2017 and he came with me on a tourist visa with hopes of...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all. Right now I'm in France on a long-term visitor's visa and work remotely for a US company (the same job I had before moving to France). In a few months I will apply for a carte de sejour once I'm PACsd and have a few questions I'm hoping you all can assist with: 1. When I receive the...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there, My French fiance and I are going to get married in Paris this summer in July 2018. We will then return back to the USA (where we both live and work; I am a USA citizen and he has a green card here). Upon returning to the USA in August 2018, I will apply for a spouse visa. Is this...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I am planning on getting married to a French citizen in France this summer (I am American). We would like to resettle, open a business, and eventually start a family. Can someone explain the timeline and requirements/ help make sense of the Carte de Sejour, long-term stay visas...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear Expats, I hope you can help me: there have been a few similar questions on this forum to mine but none quite the same (and the relevant laws and policies may have changed in recent times). I am Irish-UK citizen living in the UK but planning to spend approximately a year in France, so we...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My long-stay visitor visa expires in about a week. I need help. So I went to my prefecture (Hauts-de-seine/Nanterre) two months ago to renew my visa and get a carte de sejour. They turned me away and told me to send my dossier via post to the prefecture, after which I am supposed to receive...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi All I'm new, not to France but to prefectures and paying attention to paperwork now as I'm EU citizen with UK passport, not enough consistent time living or working in France to qualify for residency etc as I never thought I'd have to be so careful about not leaving for any length of time...
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