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  1. Au pair visa renewal after changing families, potential problem

    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...
  2. Document translation services in Paris

    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...
  3. Bahrain capital Manama named as top city for expats with Paris one of the worst

    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...
  4. Coaching Basketball in France

    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...
  5. Contacting OFII

    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...
  6. A Year in Paris

    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...
  7. Visual Impairment and the OFII Medical Exam

    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...
  8. OFII help

    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.
  9. London named as most dynamic city in Europe despite Brexit

    Articles: Europe
    Career expats looking to live and work in a dynamic city in Europe should look to places such as London, Paris, Cambridge, Amsterdam and Berlin, according to new research. These five cities have been named by Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) as the top dynamic cities in Europe in a...
  10. Am I overthinking the way I should speak?

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So I am a kid from Australia, and went for a summer program at ABS Paris and so far, everything is going alright, the program is solid and people are fun too. There is just one bit of a problem, I am having a hard time speaking with my friends there. I have never worried about speaking in...
  11. France’s top jobs agency reveals sectors desperate for workers

    Articles: Europe
    Expats in France who don’t move there for a specific job can often find it hard to get work, but research suggests there are a number of sectors desperate for employees. Top of the list is winegrowers and tree surgeons, followed by maintenance technicians, waiters, restaurant workers and...
  12. France set to get English speaking police brigade

    Articles: Europe
    France is considering introducing a new police brigade section in Paris with officers that speak English to help people visiting the city and arriving to live there for the first time whose French may not be up to scratch. Plans are well advanced and supported by Foreign Affairs Minister...
  13. London and Paris named as the top global cities in Europe

    Articles: Europe
    If you are moving to live and work in Europe and want to feel that you are in a truly global city then the top choice is either London or Paris, according to new research. Overall, European cities have many of the characteristics of highly successful world cities that make them very attractive...
  14. Secure Car Parking/Garage in Paris?

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi New to the forum and relatively new to Paris. I arrived last October and here for at least 3 years. I am a bit of a car fanatic and after about 6 months without a car I am getting a bit restless. Before anyone starts, I know you do not NEED a car in Paris and on the odd occasion we have had...
  15. Buying an apartment in France

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I'm looking to buy an apartment in Paris with my French partner. We each have money to contribute to a deposit, however his is a much larger contribution than mine. I'm also on a CDD and he is on a CDI so he will be the only one able to get a loan from the bank. Is it possible to...
  16. Therapist & Psychiatrists (English-speaking) in Paris??

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Could someone please post good resources to find ENGLISH-SPEAKING Therapists and Psychiatrists in Paris? Do most accept Insurance?? THANK YOU!
  17. US Citizen wanting to relocate to France

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am a web developer, and the company I work for in the US is willing to let me work completely remote. I have a wife and 1.5 year old, and we want to move to Paris. Is it possible / legal to live there and work remotely for my American company? I've done some research, and it seems like I...
  18. Franco-American Return to USA

    USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello all, I am recently married (Nov 2015) to a French man. I have immigrated and will finish my work contract in Paris in October. He is working here too. I am American. All in all, we just don't like Paris and its sluggish economy very much. I could go on.. but given that we met in America...
  19. Suggestions where to live- Paris

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there I would really value advice on which arrondissiment to live in for the next 3 years. My partner will be working in Runges (southern suburb) so we are wanting to live in one of the southern arrondissements. Somewhere with creativity and an international feel. More specifically, we...
  20. Rennes named as best city to live and work in France

    Articles: Europe
    When asked about the best places for expats in France the great cities like Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux often come to min but a new study has found that it is the Breton capital of Rennes that comes out top. It has been named as the best city for foreigners to live in across France for all-round...