I have been living in France for three years (at first on a work visa) with my wife who is a French national.
I recently had a rendez-vous at my local préfecture to renew my existing titre de séjour "vie privée et familiale" which I received last year.
Everything went fine at the rendez-vous and they gave me a receipt, but now I've received a letter asking for two things, one of which is unreasonable (what else is new?) but the other completely bizarre and unexpected:
Afin de compléter votre demande de titre de séjour, je vous invite à envoyer au plus vite les documents énumérés ci-dessous :
Acte de mariage de moins de 3 mois
Diplôme en France
They want a response "dans un délai de 7 jours" and who knows what that means. The letter is dated 22 fev. and I didn't see it until today, the 28th (it's postmarked the 25th).
First of all I gave them an acte de mariage but apparently they want a more recent copy? How could I possibly obtain that so quickly? I went ahead and ordered a new copie intégrale, but that will obviously take a few weeks to arrive.
More importantly however is the completely bizarre request for a "diplôme en France". Is there some meaning to that I'm missing besides just "French diploma?" Obviously I do not have such a thing. Nor have I ever been asked for that, nor obviously is it mentioned in the relevant list of documents. I almost wonder if it could be a mistake. There is no reason for them to believe I have a French diploma, nor should it be relevant for vie privée et familiale. Has anyone else seen this before?