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Questions tagged [france]

Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the French Republic

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Overstayed schenzen tourist visa for about a 1 year and 2 months

Greetings fellow expats!! I am looking for some suggestions, information, and guidance to deal with my situation. I am an Indian passport holder, I arrived in Paris on a tourist visa in the 2nd week ...
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UK registered car in France and Spain

I want to keep a UK registered 40+year old classic car in France for 6 months of the year and in Spain to the other 6 months of the year. The vehicle does not require an MOT in the UK. The vehicle is ...
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Dependent of talent passport/visa recipient for France. Process?

My spouse is currently working in France on a talent visa (a.k.a. "talent passport"). Specifically it's a “passeport talent” “chercheur” (Scientist/researcher)" and valid for multiple years (https://...
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French citizenship after studying in French University

As per the official cite one can apply for naturalization in France after completing 2 years in a French superior institute 2 ans d'études accomplies avec succès pour obtenir un diplôme d'un ...
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In France, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift?

Same question as In Germany, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift? but for France. In my German work, I work 8 hours and must make a 45' lunch break, totalling in a cumbersome 8.45 hours spend in ...
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Diplôme en France when renewing titre de séjour?

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 "...
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How to get a French “Passeport Talent” or “French Tech Visa” for startup founders?

A few questions: How do you create a startup in France? What Visa can you get ? What if you've been accepted at Station F or any other French accelerator? What is the best visa option ? I have heard ...
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Can I keep staying in France after I enter it without a visa?

I’m going to France to study French. My plan is take the course for 10 weeks and I enter it without a visa. I’m from a country that allows me to stay in the Schengen for 90 days without a visa. Now ...
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Work benefits in France

I got an offer as a data scientist in France. I am a bit puzzled by the fact that it includes only the raw salary. There are no signing bonuses, production bonuses or similar. Is it normal in France ...
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About National D visa withdraw

I got national D visa for study in Gemany but now i want to go france for study where i have already got admission. Please help me out with this. Is it possible to withdraw and then apply to france.is ...
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Schengen visa for Au pairs

I from Kazakhstan and I worked as an Au pair in France for 1 year in 2015-16 then I came back home and tried to get at the university in France but financially it wasn’t possible and I decided to come ...
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Minimum residence area for family reunification

I'll be an expat in France, Le Mans. What is the minimum apartment area for a family (4 people) in Le Mans? And is it necessary to have a separate bed room for the children (4 years and 1 year old)? (...
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French housing agencies refuse to accept a foreign guarantor

My Swiss girlfriend is looking for housing in Paris for a 6 months internship. Many housing agencies she spoke to refuse to accept her Swiss parents as guarantors, despite their salary being ...
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Can anyone tell if an EU driving licence has been exchanged from a non-EU country?

Once you have exchanged (converted) a non-EU driving license (before 1993) to a French driving license, can anyone tell if it has been exchanged? Can you then exchange with another EU country's ...
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Can I travel within the Europe while awaiting my French resident permit (I have a 3 month work visa)?

I'm a US citizen that's moving to France to work for a French company. I've received a work permit and have filed an application for a French residency permit. The HR in my company insists that I can'...
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French Mutuelle when both spouses are working

Uptil now my wife was not working and she and my son are on my mutuelle (I work in the private sector). However, when she starts working in the private sector will she necessarily be dropped from my ...
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Travelling & working with recepisse for Carte de sejour 2eme demande

I'm a student of Indian origin studying in Paris, France. My carte de sejour is going to expire on 6 Dec 2018 & I've applied for renewal. I've received the recepisse. This is my 2nd request for ...
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Can I study French at France without visa (Schengen rule) or need a student visa?

I'm considering learning French at France, and as a Japanese citizen I can stay for up to 90 days at the Schengen area without any visa. Now, in order to obtain the student visa, I must go back to ...
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Blue Card France

I have seen plenty of answers for the the following question for Germany but I am specifically asking for France. What happens if a person quits/losses their job in France after the initial 2 yrs but ...
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Is it neccessary for doctoral students to register car in a different EU country to their home country?

I'm about to start a Phd in France, moving from the UK, and am looking to get a car for when I am there. I would like to know if it is necessary to register a car bought in the UK, in France under ...
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Is it possible to apply for a work visa (blue card?) for Germany while you have a French D-Category (family reunion) visa?

I have an interesting situation here. I am a non-Schengen country citizen while my wife is a French national. We decided to move to France and obtained a family reunion visa with a year duration ...
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Can I visit France from Germany if I have a 6 months National Visa valid for Deutschland?

I've got an employment visa for 6 months to Germany. I'd like to visit Paris, France(Family) during the holidays. Will I be allowed to? My visa states that it is valid for Deutschland. Do I need an ...
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How long can I stay in France after my titre de séjour and récépissé have ended

My titre de séjour ended 1st October, one month after my original work contract ended. However, my contract was extended until the end of December, so I went to the prefecture (in September) to apply ...
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Visa renewal and working Visa

Am having difficulties with my visa renewal at prefecture Lyon France. I am from Nigeria and my husband is currently doing his PhD in France, we both have a long stay visa for three years, My visa is ...
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Validity and Use of Carte de Sejour

My husband and I have already received our Carte du Sejour (Passeport Talent) here in France which will expire on 2021. My employment contract with my French employer was not renewed so we're now ...
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How long you can stay out of France while you have 10 year permanent resident card?

I am out of France for consecutive 6 months, wanted to know how long I can stay before I lose my permanent resident status. I still need few months to finish my matters abroad before I can return. ...
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My father is applying for French citizenship through descent. Can I then do so?

My grandmother was born in France, and moved to the US where she had my father. My father, a US citizen, is applying for French citizenship through descent as his mother did not renounce her French ...
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Travelling to France by eurotunnel with UK issued EU Family member residence permit

Hey i will be travelling to paris over the weekend with my husband who is a Portuguese national. I jave an Indian passport and UK issued EU family member residence biometric card. Will i have to apply ...
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French authorities refused to give a carte de séjour to my spouse

Where and how can I legally challenge this issue: Short version: after 12 months and 4 appointments the French authorities refused to give a carte de séjour to my spouse. I am an EU citizen, working ...
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French citizenship through UK-born father whose birth was registered as French outside France

My father was born in the UK to a French mother (born in France), with his birth registered at the consulate as a French born outside of France. He has a French passport & CNIS. He has always been ...
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UK car registered in France

I have exported my car from the UK to France. I am in the process of registering in France. I have the CT and French insurance but as yet am awaiting the carte Gris with the new French registration ...
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Father French Foreign Legionaire

My Irish father served in the French Foreign Legion 1950-1955. He fought in Dien Bien Phu and the Battle of Algiers. He never claimed his French nationality and died in 2000. Do I have any claim to ...
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Can I have both married and maiden names on my French ID card?

During my interview at my regional prefecture for application for French nationality (dual in fact because I hold a British passport in my married name) the interviewer noticed that I had omitted to ...
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How to renew scientist visa for a PhD extension?

I have been on a scientist visa in France for about 2.5 years. I am supposed to finish my PhD in October, and my visa expires on the last day of September. I have already received the green light to ...
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Convention de Stage in English

I've got an internship offer from a French company for 6 months and the working language will be English instead of french. I've learnt that I need to apply for a visa and for that I need a "...
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Employment in France after a master's degree

Is it difficult for foreigners over 36 to find a job in France, after acquiring a master's degree there? My wife and I are planning to move to France from India. We already have over a decade of work ...
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Get EHIC after I lived outside the EU my whole life

My parents are European and they got me Hungarian citizenship. They migrated to a non-EU country several years before I was born. Since 3 months ago I'm living in France. I think that here paying ...
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My mother is a French citizen through marriage. Can I live in France?

My mother has been in France for the past 15 years. I’m an Israeli citizen living in the US as a green card holder. If I wanted to legally live in France and be with her is there anything that can be ...
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My wife is going for an advanced master's course in France. Will I get a dependent visa to accompany her? What are my options?

The Advanced Masters course is for a duration of one year. My current job, based out of India, allows me the flexibility of working remotely so I will not be looking for employment within France. If ...
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Indian student going to study in France. Is the original birth certificate mandatory?

I am an Indian student going to Grenoble Ecole De Management, France, later this year. While preparing my documents, I was told that apostilled and translated original birth certificate would be ...
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Are there any required medical examinations to travel to France?

I'm going to France to spend 1 year studying at an university. Do I have to take any medical examination to take a visa for that?
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Getting a French passport - born abroad to a French mother

I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this: I am looking at getting a French passport. My mother is French and I was born in the UK. My birth was registered at the French Consulate ...
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Will applying for a Dutch residence permit invalidate my French residence permit immediately?

I am a non-EEA citizen finishing my PhD soon in France and have an offer to join a company in the Netherlands. My future Dutch employer informed me that I don't need to apply for a Dutch visa given ...
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US Citizen with French residency and with a French auto-entrepreneurship. How do I do taxes?

Here's my situation: My family moved to France when I was 14 in 2011. I have a French residency card (titre de séjour) which allows me to work. I have a freelance translation business registered under ...
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France speeding tickets

There was a time when I was young and (very) stupid. I had a car, registered under my name, in France (near Geneva). Just before leaving the region and selling the car, I did a trip to Lyon. Since I ...
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What to expect during PostDoc in France? [closed]

I have been offered a post-doc position in France (I am not from Europe). However, I came to know that post-doc salaries in France are regulated. In view of this, can anyone inform what kind of ...
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How long does it take for the carte de séjour (residence permit) to be issued from the date of application?

My spouse and I applied for residency in Nice, France last October 2017. Until now (it's already Mar 30, 2018), we haven't received it yet. What we only have as of the moment is the récépissé, which ...
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What question should I ask myself before chosing between two internships abroad? [closed]

I am French and I have to make a choice between two universities for an internship and I need advice. I can do a research internship as a visitor in Canada at the University of Toronto or at Royal ...
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Carte de séjour as private tutor

I want to move to Paris, France, with my two home-schooled kids. I have a BSc and TEFL degree. I want to be a private tutor. I am South African and my main source of income is investments. Is it ...
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Can I visit a doctor in France, and pay for myself, after I leave France?

Background: I have been living in France for 2 years and will be here on a scientist visa for another year. One year from now, I will move to an asian country for work for 3 years. I'm considering ...