I have an EU Blue Card issued by France since 2019 which expires in April 2023. I was working until December 2021 and then in 2022, I was enrolled in a Masters program in France. I studied while on a 'training leave' (conge formation) from work. So, I was studying on my EU Blue Card and did not have a student visa. Now, I wish to quit my job and search for something better. However, the issue I face is that for my renewal, I need an employer attestation, which I will not have if I quit.
I am not sure about the options that I have. These are the questions that are stuck in my head while I try to make a decision.
- Should I stay with my employer till I receive the récépissé ?
- Can I quit and still apply for a renewal of the Blue Card?
- Can I quit and apply for a job search visa?
- Do I qualify for pole emploi (unemployment benefits)? If so, can I prolong my stay using this?
I'm looking for any guidance from the community as I am genuinely lost.