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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, We are an American retired couple coming to live in France this year. We have our Visa application and all required documentation completed but not yet submitted. I am hesitating on the application form that asks for 6-12 months or more than 12 months. Is it more difficult to obtain a...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear Fellow Ex-pats, I hope everyone is starting off the New Year well and no one was hit by the "gastro" epidemic we all seemed to get in Loire Atlantique :p I have a quick question about insurance. My mom is going to be applying for a long-stay visa to come live with us in France. I...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Yesterday my husband and I had our appointment at the VFS office in Los Angeles. Our appointment time was 11AM. We got there at 10:30, and we were called to the customer counter at 11:15. We were both done and out of there at 12:15 which included getting our biometrics (photo and fingerprints)...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all--- My husband and I went to our VISA application appointment last Monday, and I wanted to share the experience to help anyone who may be about to do the same. First, one really nice thing about the new system, with VFS Global processing the applications, is that you are not assigned...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So I am currently stressing a bit over this "Proof of Accommodation" for the OFII appointment for a long stay visa. We currently have this lovely lady who is renting out a part of her home to us as a small ground apartment for as long as we are not within the summer months as she warned us...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, It's my first post here after following the forum for a while, I hope that someone can share some ideas. I have just received the refusal of my long stay student visa application from the French embassy today, and me being optimistic, I want to submit an appeal to see that if they...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My husband and I and our 16 year old son (soon to be 17 in May) are applying for our long stay visitor visas for France this month at the French Consulate in Chicago. As part of the application process, there is a requirement that states "Enrollment in a school for the children." Does anyone...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I'm currently getting together my documents to apply for my long stay visitor visa at the Vancouver consulate. Before going to my appointment i wanted to come on here and get any last minute advice. My story: This is my 3rd visa application for France. Previously been granted a visa for...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, friends! The website for the French consulate specifies that people applying for a long stay visa (visa de long séjour) need to present a "deed of [a] house/apartment in France." From your experience, is it necessary for renters to present an actual signed and notarized one-year lease...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I have read several threads similar to my situation. My boyfriend is French (I am an American). He spent 3 months with me in the US, and now wants me to try for a long stay visitor Visa to stay with him in France for 1 year (or more, when the time comes to renew). Our issue is the...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I was wondering how the long stay visa requiremnet letter not to engage in employment would affect me in the future if i decide to seek employment at a later time. I am currently applying to go to france for 3-6 months to visit my boyfriend. But, if things work out well with us, there is a...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Well, I tried to glean information from previous threads, but I thought I would just list the requirements here in real time and see how we're doing and see if any advice is needed. Please note: I don't see anywhere where we are asked our purpose for going or for a notarized statement of...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am an American (and Israeli) currently preparing my student visa file for a semester (or two?) of French (also Israeli) at the CCFS in Paris. My French boyfriend and I would like to get PACSed in Israel at the Consulate of Tel Aviv and move to France in early September. We live together and...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Okay, so a week ago I arrived in France on my long stay visa. I know that I have to register with OFII within 3 months, but I haven't gotten around to doing it yet mainly because I forgot to bring my form with me and now need my parents to find it in my room and mail it over. Now, I'm hoping to...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I'm applying for a long stay visitor visa very soon and have questions on two things. Firstly, I just took out a 12-month policy for international health insurance to cover my stay in France, payable monthly. I just noticed that on my certificate of insurance it says I'm only technically...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello this is my first post and i am desperate for an answer to my sticky situation. I guess, I should start from the beginning. I'm Canadian, currently living in Canada and he is French and in France. We met in February 2013 on our respective vacations. I went to France to see him for 2 weeks...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, everyone. I'm having a lot of trouble finding this information on the internet, so I thought I'd ask here. Does anyone know if the 1 year French long stay visa (from Australia, if that makes any difference) allows for multiple entries into France from countries NOT in the Schengen region...
  18. Philippines Expat Forum
    Hello, My Italian fiance has been staying in Manila since October, and his visa has expired last November 28. He's interested in getting the 6-month Long stay visa. - Is it true that this can only be acquired at the BoI in Intramuros, and not at any of the satellite offices (like in...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I have been a veterinarian (dogs and cats and some exotics/small mammals) in California in the United States for almost 13 years. I fervently want to relocate to the south of France in the area around Nice. I am not a licensed veterinarian in France so I have been applying to...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    We are a family of six (four kids all under 12) that would like to relocate and live in France for a year and travel a bit from there to countries in the region. We currently live in Asia although we are Americans (and one Malaysian). The kids would leave school for the year and we'd...
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