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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Last year my wife and I (retirees) thought we were applying for long-stay visas, and we apparently made a mistake and only got one-year visas. So we are returning to the U.S. shortly to go through it again. This year when we began the visa application process online, we received a list of...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, Not sure if any of you will be able to help, but here goes! I’ve been in France for over 2 years on a visiteur carte, I currently hold a récéppisé for a one-year profession liberale carte. I’ve unexpectedly received an email from OFII demanding my presence at a ‘Visite d’accueil’ where...
  3. 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...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone, I have received my student visa for one year but the consulate in french embassy of my country didnt send me the ofii form with it. Has someone else faced the same issue? If so has anyone still extended their visa from France after one year stay? Please your response shall be...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello beautiful people, Is OFii open on friday? I went there last Tuesday. After a long wait in cold we were told that they are only seeing people with appointmments only. VLS-TS service closed until further notice. I was thinking to visit them again in few weeks with my french wife. Our local...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi beautiful People, Just arrived in sunny and warm Paris (pun intended). Fyi, My visa is a family visa if that helps you with anything. I have done my fair amount of research last few months but i was wondering if qny of you can share your first hand experiences of your first month. Such as...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am on internship visa and I have OFII appointment on 21st December for the sticker. But my internship ends on 22nd December and then I wont be living in France anymore. So Is is still necessary for doing the OFII as anyways I wont be needing the sticker anymore and wont be able to collect it...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I recently entered France with an English teaching assistant visa; after I sent in my douments to the immigration office, they sent a convocation time for both the medical visit and VLS-TS at times when I was unable to make the appointments due to work. Since then I have tried...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, I am a recent expat from the US, living in Paris. I am an au pair for the year. I was reading up on the OFII medical exam and I know I'm going to fail the vision test. I am visually impaired but I have very functional sight, and really only have trouble when I'm reading street...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey Peeps! I entered France exactly 60 days ago. I know that the ofii procedure must be completed within 3 months. I haven't submitted my documents to initiate the ofii procedure yet. I plan to submit them tomorrow. Is it too late? I don't plan on travelling outside france anytime soon.
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everybody, Tomorrow I am having my OFII medical visit and I am really concerned about the obligatory (?) chest x-ray. My gynecologist advised trying to avoid it if possible and I would rather not do it as I'm not sure it's safety for the baby. So, is there any way to avoid x-ray and...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I meet a big problem. I am a student and I am going to renew my residence permit (the first time) but I lost my OFII medical certificate. Do you know is it possible to ask OFII to make another appointment of medical check? Thank you very much.
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone I have an appointment on 25th of January. I have to come back to my country as it took along time( I applied for it on 9th of October). I ask them before I live and they told me if you don't show up at your appointment it will reschedule automatically for 6 weeks after that. But...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey all! Okay, i am slightly getting ahead of myself here but bare with me while i explain why. Uk is currently still part of europe i know this, however with the we want to leave camp gaining ground i am terrified that we will leave and that my french fiance and i will be torn apart. This is...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I found the below points in one of the thread here: I am from India i intend to go India during December, my 3 month visa is getting expering in 22nd Dec, If i want to stay beyond 22nd Dec in India. - beyond the period of 3 months, you may only travel if the OFII sticker is affixed to...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Everybody, After waiting about 6 weeks, I finally got a letter from the OFII in Lille for my appointment on November 3, 2015. Going through the documents they have asked for and the numerous OFII threads (very helpful) on this forum, I still have a couple of questions that I couldn't find...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I am a non EU citizen married to a French citizen. I arrived in France from Boston on September 1, promptly sent in my paperwork to the OFII in Lille and got the receipt from them dated September 10th. It is now October 14th and I have not received any further documents from them about an...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I've been in France since April on a long stay visitor visa. I was in Aix then, and sent in the paper work to register with OFII, and waited a couple months for their reply with an appointment. Unfortunately I couldn't go and needed to reschedule. But, per my research plans, I had to leave and...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I have my OFII appointment tomorrow and have been told I need to buy stamps to pay for my carte de sejour. Where do I find out how much my carte will be and which tabac shops sell the stamps? Do I ask them for xEUR worth of 'timbre fiscaux ordinaires'? My titre is Professions Liberales ou...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, I hope someone can help me with this problem I am facing. I have an employer who wants to give me a CDI in France. The thing is none of us know how to go about it. What do we do exactly so that I can have a visa? I need like a step-by-step process haha, I'm starting from scratch, I...
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