I'm currently doing my PhD in France, and I arrived using a type D visa, which states that I need to apply for "titre de séjour" within two months of arrival. To do this, I'm supposed to make an appointment with the concerned prefecture - and the problem is that the prefecture is booked for the next three months! This is a paradoxical situation since I'm supposed to do something which is not possible in given circumstances. Does anyone have experience with such scenarios? If yes, how did you manage it?
To clarify, my employer/university is the entity which will ask for an appointment on my behalf.