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  1. Other Europe
    Since i strive for getting a better overall perspective i made the final decision to leave Austria and start my employment in the border-near Suisse (Basel, Geneva), due to it's the optimized approach in terms of overall living conditions. The main reasons: Man, i really envy you for your...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, My name is H, and I was born in Creteil, France in 1984 (i have my Extrait D'acte De Naissance) to Vietnamese migrant parent. Both my parents met in France and were considered of no formal resident (stateless) at the time of marriage in 1982 (I have originals of their Etat-Civil and also...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everybody, My wife and I are Americans who plan to go to France for three months a year, starting next year. We have a cat who's always traveling with us - a little female who walks on a leash! 😊 I know she has to have certain vaccinations here in the US, and also there are certain rules for...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    If anyone is familiar with the process of getting a CNF from descent, please see below. I am applying for a CNF (certificat de nationalité française) and having read the form, I believe I have nearly everything I need. My father is registered with the French consulate in London, and is French...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello. My wife and I have been asked my friends of ours to house sit their property in France for 2 to 3 years until they are ready to permanently move into that property. My wife and I would obviously not work during that time. We would pay rent, but definitely less then market rate. The only...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello All, I recently moved to Paris with long stay visa(Visa D) as a dependent to my husband who holds an European blue card. I have initiated the process to get the residence card. In the meantime, can I work with my existing Visa that is issued for 3 months?
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour les amis! I'm in france on a VLS-TS - SALARIÉ visa. I have a CDI currently but I don't love the job. I'm wondering what the process is like to change jobs. Does anyone have any insight on this? I'm assuming the new company will still have to apply for an autorisation de travail like my...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I've just received my passport talent visa and now need to validate it in the prefecture, the thing is that my employer which promised me the job found a different candidate and now isn't willing to accept me even tho i've been traveling and contacting them for the past 4 months spending over...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am 19 years old, born in California, but my family moved us to Paris 12 years ago, where we have remained ever since (Document de Circulation pour Étranger Mineur.) I have a current and valid U.S. Passport. Now, as an adult, I am interested in gaining French nationality, but I am not sure...
  10. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello, First, my apologies if my questions are somewhat broad (in this case, links for self-study would be good enough with few pointers). Relevant intro: I'm an Indian citizen based in France, before with a salaried worker permit and currently with a self-employed residence permit. I've been...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour everyone! I have another question regarding applying for visas and my work permit... My future employer is in the process of applying for a work permit. We've already waited the allotted time of posting on Pole Emploi so all that is left is sending in the application and getting it...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    English eblow Bonjour, Ma copine australienne est en europe avec un visa schengen de tourisme de 90 jours, et a un visa de long séjour "vacances-travail d'un an qui commence le mois prochain. Afin de démarrer son visa et d''avoir le tampon, elle doit apparement quitter schengen et revenir afin...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour! I am an Indian national currently on French Job search/business creation (APS) visa. I got a job offer from a Belgian Company and while I'm in the process of applying for the work permit, it could take 3-4 months for the decision to come. In the meantime, i want to start working as a...
  14. Introductions
    I'm a married 55 year old US citizen currently living and working in Korea. In June I'll return to the US and retire from teaching high school science. I've thought about retiring outside the US for at least 10 years. My wife was a little more cautious about the idea but having been an expat in...
  15. International Expat Discussions
    Hi there, I come from the south of England but have lived and worked in Belgium for a few years, and now live in New Zealand for over 20 years. I have family in the south of England still, and my adult children live in Australia, which is somewhere I do not want to live. I feel the need to get...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Does anyone know if it is possible to configure a French Orange Livebox to create a VPN to allow access to Uk streaming BBC, etc. Currently using a client VPN (Nord) which is fine on most devices, however the TVs don't have a vPN client option. Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    After searching this lovely forum I havent found the exact answer to my question so I thought I would open a new thread. I will be applying this summer for a long stay visa in France. I work freelance/ independent contractor for a company in the usa. My earnings are usually between $5,000 and...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I was born and live in the UK. My mother is French but I was not registered at the consulate at birth, so after the Brexit vote applied for my CNF. After a very lengthy application process I received it in January 2020. When I collected it I was advised to apply to have my birth added to the...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am working toward earning my doctorate degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology at a graduate school in Wisconsin, U.S. I am originally from southern California and have had wanderlust for as far back as I can remember. I've been to Paris a few times in the past but...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello expats and residents, I'm a 35 year old bilingual Canadian citizen planning on moving to France for five years in order to acquire French citizenship. My plan is to take advantage of the Youth Mobility Visa working vacation option and then apply for extensions from inside the country as a...
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