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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am an Australian married (in Australia, less than 6 months ago) to a French national and we are looking to relocate to France. I have read on this forum about Spouse Visas however the French Consulate website only mentions the "Long Stay Visa for Foreign Spouse of a French citizen"...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Just wanted to relay my experience at the French Consulate in San Francisco, California. A little background... My husband and I met while traveling, decided to get married in France, fought long and hard battle with the Mairie of Toulouse to be able to do so, and then applied for the visa in...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone, I am a non-EU citizen, and in the process of obtaining my work permit from Luxembourg. Since the cost of living in Luxembourg is quite high, I was looking into the option of living in France. I see that "technically" I might be eligible for a long stay visa in France, as I will...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I have my long-stay visa in hand for a year in France. I'd love to just purchase a one-way ticket (actually more affordable, only $523 on Icelandair out of JFK). Will I get hassled at customs either in the US or France (the flight stops in Iceland only)? I can't buy a RT without choosing...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My fiancé and I are getting our paperwork set for our marriage sometime by the end of this year. He will go the mairie in his region to go to the interview there and I will go to the Consulat in San Francisco to arrange things there. I am extremely nervous about my interview ( who isn't scared...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    How much money do you need per person for a Long Stay Visitor Visa? I've read anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 per year per person. I plan on being self employed during my stay (so I won't need to be employed in France) and have funds saved but I can't seem to find out wether these amounts are...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Application 457 Business Long Stay Primary - GHJ45JHTX 24/04/2013 Application received - processing commenced Message 24/04/2013 Application fee received Message View your receipt details Person 1 Raj Devanand More Date of birth: 17 December 1982 Passport No: xxxx...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I've so far just been reading a lot but I haven't determined what the best route for us is. We are a family of four, my wife and I are the only employees of our California s-corporation. We're hoping to move to Grenoble for a year and put our kids in public school (ages 13 & 10). We can...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I am new to the forum and could not find my question answered anywhere yet, so I will post it. Is the Carte de Sejour useful to someone who goes back and forth from US to France, often staying 5-6 months at a time? Will it avoid the need to request a Long Stay visa for each trip of more...
  10. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hello, I have searched through the forums but have not found an answer to our question. My wife who is Thai and I have been married 40 years and are planning to retire in Thailand. She has US citizenship and US passport. To apply for the retirement visa, do we both have to apply for the O-A...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Another visa question - Me, hubby are keen to live in France for 6-12 months to help our children who are learning French. We are both Australian citizens/residents but I have an British/EU passport. As such, I understand I can live and work in France with no problems. My husband and children...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am a 33 yearold Canadian citizen, living in France on a 1 year 2E visa which expires mid March 2013. I have fallen in love with France and would like to make this a permanent move. When my 2E visa expires I want to go back to Montreal and apply for either a competencies and talents permit or a...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Good morning and thank you for reading! I hope that someone can help with advice or experience. I am an Australian that wants to move to France on a long stay visa (visitor/non working- i think) to be with my boyfriend. I am worried about the proof of funds. I have accounts in UK and...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello I am a South African married to a French citizen for 2 years. We are currently staying in South Africa and our marriage is registered at the local French consulate ie we have a livret de familie We would like to move permanently to France in the next 3 months and I am confused on what...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour tout le monde! Does anyone know how the long stay visa process will go as my soon husband to be is a refugee living in France for the past 8 years? He has a good full time job and could definitely support me but I am worried that because of his status and our lack of savings it could be...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, Is the first time I post in this forum but I need an urgent advice. Please help me. I have been accepted as student for the 2013 January intake. Since de lettre de attestation says the program will start by the 4th of january I supose my visa will be valid just before the program starts (I...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm new to this site and have searched all over for an answer to this question. Here's my situation: I want to live in Paris for 6 months to a year I do not plan on working while in Paris (and I have the funds necessary for self-sustainability during this time) Before my move, I'll have taken...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm hoping someone can help me out with a question I have about applying for my long-term tourist visa in France. My boyfriend was transferred to Paris on an expat assignment and we moved to Paris in May. I did not apply for a visa at the time because I planned on going for 90 days, looking...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Okay. Well. I married my wife about 6 months ago in the US and she moved back to Paris ahead of me, anticipating the the process of my return would go smoothly. After running around and going crazy I’ve finally got the livret de famille, but my relief was soon crushed by a representative of the...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, Our little family is headed to Lyon for a year, starting December this year - or at least we hope so, all going well with our visa application :). I've done a little lurking here over the past few months, and found a bunch of useful info posted by others, so thought it only fair to...
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