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  1. 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...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Team, I am excited to start my new journey in Paris and looking forward to having a great career ahead. Currently I am in India and in my notice period. My husband relocated to Paris recently and I hold dependent visa and eligible to work in Paris. I will be reaching Paris by end of June...
  3. 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...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear all, I am looking to buy an apartment in France (Paris and close to it) and even visited one which had all the nice properties etc. Now following the discussion between the Agent and my Notary it turns out that out of 60 co-propetaries (other flat owners) about 10 of them have problems...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, My husband has just gotten a new job in Paris which he will be starting in January. I will follow later to allow our kids to finish their school year here in Spain, and to teach them as much French as possible. We've all been living in Madrid for the previous four years and our kids...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My grandmother was born in France and I am currently trying to get my father a CNF, so that I can then apply for myself. All of this it seems like I need to do before I turn 18 this November (please correct me if I'm wrong). I now have everything ready to send to the justice department in...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I will shortly be moving to the Paris area to stay closer to my French partner, where I'm hoping to rent a studio appartment. I hold a EU/EAA passport, and I'm employed in a full time role for UK based company (taxation is a topic for another post) with a sufficient monthtly income for...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am intending to move to Paris from London in November and I'd really appreciate if anyone could offer any advice or thoughts on what I need to consider (or start doing immediately) based on my profile as outlined below. I hope this makes it much easier for anyone to envisage what it is I need...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi guys, I've been living in Paris for since November and I am wanting a change of career (not that I've already got one) but I'm 24, I'm very personable and creative and want to get into the film industry. Whether as set assistant or whatever, I would appreciate any contacts or advice. Thank...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Do you do your Income tax filing yourself or do you have a tax consultant to do that? I moved from Switzerland and haven’t done it for many years myself and have no clue about the French tax filing. Can anyone recommend a tax consultant in Paris? Does not need to be bilingual, I speak French...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So, my work is bringing me to Paris from the USA, and it looks like I'll be there about a year: March 2021–March 2022, if the pandemic allows it. They are taking care of the visa application and all that. It's an English-speaking office (I know!), but I have only rudimentary French. There's a...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I stayed with my first host family for 8 months before coming to my current host family. I had my visa renewal appointment in early February, however I had forgotten to get our contract validated by La Dirrecte - I think this is usually the job of the family, anyway... So they gave me a...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all, as part of the process to renew my titre de sejour, I have to have my birth certificate and bank statements translated (by a traducteur assermenté) from English to French. I was quoted a price of 264€ to translate 4 pages. My birth certificate is half a page and my 3 bank statements...
  14. Articles: Middle East
    Manama, the capital of Bahrain, may not be a city that many people think about as a top expat destination but it has come top in annual ranking as the easiest place to live with Paris coming third from bottom. Paris may be a city of romance and one of the most famous capitals in the world, but...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I would like some guidance on potentially establishing a coaching presence in France and performing continual basketball clinics in France. I would like to hold some clinics for kids for all ages. I am a college, high school and all star team coach from the USA with over 20 years of...
  16. 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...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Well, after looking for a couple of weeks, my wife and I have found an apartment we like in Montparnasse. We're meeting the landlord again this weekend (near Annecy!) to sign the lease and get the keys, and we'll move in on Monday. Boy did we see some crappy apartments. Most of them fell down...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
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