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My wife and I are about to head to Paris. We'll be based in the 5th. Is it correct that for my wife's CdS (as family member of EU citizen) we'll need to go to the Prefecture in the 17th (rue Truffaut)? At least the link below says so. But I found it hard to double check this information.

https://www.prefecturedepolice.inte...itre-de-sejour/Nous-contacter-Titre-de-sejour

What makes me wonder is that a friend had a scientific visa about 2 years ago and he was sent to the Prefecture (and got his CdS) in the 1st...

Do any of you one have experience with the Prefecture de Police in Paris? How many hours should we expect to wait there, and do we need to arrive early in the day?

What documents should we bring, at a first attempt? (I think Bev would say nothing and just get a list from them?)

Thank you in advance!
 

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First of all - the scientific visa holders always seem to have a different process for getting their carte de séjour. Which can include going to a different office altogether.

But on this page https://www.prefecturedepolice.inte...sejour/Vous-venez-d-arriver-en-France#ancre-0 they say that as the family member of an EU national, you go to (or contact) the Bureau d’ordre du 6ème Bureau. On the Nous contacter page, only an e-mail address is given for this particular office - but there is a link to a list of what documents you need to produce (including the form you need to fill out). https://www.prefecturedepolice.inte...rance/Listes-de-pieces-etudiant-et-commercant all the way at the bottom, under the heading VOUS ÊTES CITOYENS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE : LISTES DES PIÈCES ET FORMULAIRES second link is for family members.

You can tell I've been living here for a long time - I'm actually used to having to search around on the prefecture website to find what I want. It's not exactly immediately evident.
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Bev
 

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This is the page that applies to you https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Demarches/Particulier/Ressortissants-etrangers/Titre-de-sejour/Vous-venez-d-arriver-en-France under the heading "Vous êtes ressortissant communautaire ou membre de famille Européen".

Prenez contact avec le Bureau d’ordre du 6ème Bureau dont vous trouverez les coordonnées dans notre rubrique « Contacts ».
For the form and documentation required - see this link https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Demarches/Particulier/Ressortissants-etrangers/Titre-de-sejour/Vous-venez-d-arriver-en-France/Listes-de-pieces-etudiant-et-commercant under the heading "Vous êtes citoyens de l'Union européenne : listes des pièces et formulaires"

Hope this helps.

You will note that you don't actually need the TDS, but it's always wise to have one (though probably more so for Brits).

Post crossed with Bev's :)
 

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Thank you so much, Bev and EH! I'm relieved to hear we don't have to go to the 17th (I think I read it can be very crowded). I did vaguely come across the links you sent before, but didn't read them carefully enough to notice the relevant office is in the 6th!

Bev: I cannot find an e-mail address for the bureau of the 6e, but it I suppose you mean the contact form it lists in the following link? (I see that on the contact form one can choose bureau of the 6e as recipient.)

https://www.prefecturedepolice.inte...jour/Nous-contacter-Titre-de-sejour#ancre-0-1

According to the document list you sent it seems my wife needs (as Conjoint):

- passport
- housing confirmation
- 3 photos
- marriage certificate + her birth certificate
- my employment letter from my university

Do you agree? Would it make sense to get the official translation of any document in English before going to the office for the first time?
 

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Yup - that's the link I found. Use their little form for contacting them. I suspect the lack of an address for the office may mean that you can get an appointment from the e-mail contact. Or maybe they'll even let you submit the documents by e-mail. (You never know.)

I wouldn't bother getting things translated until you're asked to do so. They may be able to cope with English documents just fine. Or, they may want certified translations - but only of certain documents.
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Bev
 

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They replied quickly! But sadly they say we'll have to go to the prefecture in the 17th.

"Ce service est UNIQUEMENT destiné à la prise de rendez-vous pour renouvellement de titre de séjour des ressortissants membre de l' UNION EUROPEENE.
Toutefois :

Pour toutes premières demandes de titres de séjours pour les RESSORTISSANTS ETRANGERS NON EUROPEENS _:
Présentez vous sans rendez-vous préalable : [etc.]"
 

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Still one question, about the form we have to fill in: https://www.prefecturedepolice.inte...e/Formulaire_demande_de_carte_de_sejour_2.pdf.

1) Titre de séjour demandé: is it Vie privée et familiale? Visiteur?
2) Is it correct that my wife is demandeur (first box) and I am conjoint (second box)?
3) In the first box, what do they mean by "Chez"? I thought the Domicile line above would include an address.
4) ascendants/proches parents: do they expect a list of parents and siblings?
 

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1. What's you're after is a carte de séjour "de membre de la famille d'un citoyen de l'Union/EEE/Suisse" - details here: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F19315 The fact that they have it in quotes means it's considered a separate type of titre de séjour.

2. Yes, she is demandeur and you are conjoint.

3. Only there in case the applicant is staying with someone. If you want to be certain, you can always put in "époux" to indicate that she is living with you.

4. They only want "proche" (i.e. close) relatives, so I'd stick to members of your household or indicate néant (not applicable) assuming you have no intention of moving any of them here to be with you.
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Bev
 

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We had our first visit to the Prefecture this afternoon and it went better than expected. Almost no wait time and friendly receptionist. Only thing we were told is to get official translations for birth+marriage certificates.
 
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