Questions tagged [france]

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

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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 ...
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Can I obtain French citizenship if my mother's great-grandfather was French?

My mother is Egyptian and her great-grandfather was French. She sent the papers (certificat de nationalité française) to France before she died to claim French nationality. I am her only son. Can I ...
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Health care reimbursements from CPAM

I have been registered with CPAM for more than a year now and haven't used the doctor much, but when I have I'm very confused about how much I can expect to be reimbursed or how I can even know. Most ...
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Driving in France with a foreign license after residency has expired

I have been a resident in France with a valid titre de séjour for 2.5 years. I never exchanged my US (New York) driver's license, so I stopped driving after 1 year. Soon, my titre de séjour will ...
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Schengen visa for Filipino same-sex fiance of a UK citizen living in Italy

I am a UK citizen. I wish to live in Italy, France or Spain and wish to enter into a same-sex civil union with my Filipino boyfriend, who is in the Philippines and has an aunt living legally in France....
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Health insurance for expats in France

I posted earlier asking about the importance of the French language and basic visa requirements. I got great answers and so I ask here again. I'll be 29 years old this year and will start a master's ...
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Working as a physiotherapist in France

A friend of mine wants to work in France as a physiotherapist. She is a citizen of Hungary and she is currently working as a physiotherapist. She has a bachelor degree in a related field. With these ...
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Will a (landline) phone bought in France work in Germany?

I have a landline phone bought in France. It comes with two connectors. I believe the first follows some common standard and the second is exclusively French. Will this phone work in Germany? Are ...
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Language restrictions in France?

I'm going to pursue a Master's course in France starting in September 2018. After going through several websites, it seems that speaking French is important and I'm trying to learn (I joined a ...
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Status on a carte de séjour application

Who is responsible for the carte de séjour application processing? Is it the préfecture or some government department in France? I would like to check on my application. From all the googling I've ...
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How much tax will I pay in France on 20,000 euros per year?

I am having a difficult time understanding how much money I will have left over after all income taxes, social security, etc., etc. The job is in Rillieux-la-Pape outside of Lyon where unfurnished ...
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Expatriate leaving France: Who should I notify (taxes/etc) that I'm moving out?

I'm from Brazil and I was living in France from July 2016 until January 2018. I was working in the private sector with a titre de séjour, and now I just moved to Germany. So ideally everything needs ...
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France: New visa application when you are already in the country with another visa

I am an Indian citizen and having stayed in France for a long time (~7 years), holding a residence permit [Carte de Séjour - Salarié en Mission], which I obtained through the company that brought me ...
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How long does it take to get a carte de séjour issued in France?

How long does it take, on average, from getting the récépissé to actually having the carte de séjour in your hand? I have to travel for work and, if it's not issued, I'm currently looking at whether ...
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Can I get French citizenship? [duplicate]

My father went to France for work in 1985. However, he didn't think about getting French nationality until 2002. Besides that, I was born in 1993 abroad, not in France. Am I eligible for French ...
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Worked from France for the last 6 months for US clients without paying French taxes. What should I do now?

I need some advice, or a good recommendation for a tax expert. I've been living on with my PACSée in France on a carte de séjour vie privée/familiale for the last 6 months and have continued my full-...
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How to have a foreign diploma recognized in France?

I am helping a Sudanese refugee living in France (in Paris) who wants to take his studies up again. He got a secondary school certificate in Sudan and needs his diploma recognized in France. I found ...
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Scientific dependant visa refused!

My husband went to France (Roubaix/Lille) on a scientific visa (for PhD) on a scholarship. I applied for a long-stay visa a few months later. I am financially dependent on my husband, so I mentioned '...
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Apartment descriptions in France. Exposure explanation

Does anyone know what 'Exposition: 5' means in French apartment descriptions? Does it have to do with the orientation?
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Health insurance for scientific visa

I hold a scientific visa for France (I am not European). Do I need some kind of health insurance to enter the country? According to the convention d'accueil, the hosting institution is willing to ...
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Residency requirement for French citizenship

I am a graduate student at a French university and I am planning to apply for the French citizenship after graduation. As mentioned on their website, I have to stay in France at least two years. Does ...
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Best way to move $100k+ from France to US?

I'm planning a real estate purchase in the US and will need to move $100k+ from multiple accounts I own in France to the US. Can someone advise on the best way to do this to minimize fees and delays? ...
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France: how to calculate total tax burden (including social security) [closed]

Say I got a job in France with a salary of 43,000 euro per year, and I am a citizen of another EU country. What will my total tax burden be? I know I can calculate my income tax using a table like ...
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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

In France every resident is required to possess a proof of residence, which must be a utility bill, and a declaration by the landlord if the bill is not in the person's name. French landlords often ...
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Assistance with claiming French nationality

Background: a few years ago, but during my adulthood, my mother (born in the UK) successfully claimed French citizenship, which she had inherited from her father (French, born in France). I (born &...
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Travel with récépissé for Carte de Séjour

My wife (Canadian) just got a récépissé for her Carte de Séjour application. The agent told us she cannot travel until she receives her CdS! Unfortunately we already booked a trip to North America ...
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Information for name change on passport after marriage

I want to know if is it necessary to change my name on the passport after marriage. I am getting married in February and my spouse is a French citizen. He will do the paperwork for me after marriage ...
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Dependent visa for France

I'm Swathi and recently entered France on a student visa, for a 2 year program. The visa is for one year only and then I'll need to extend my stay. I want to know if my spouse can join me in France ...
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New US driver's license after exchanging it for a French license

I'm a US citizen living full time in France and have already exchanged my US driver's license for a French / EU one. As part of the process I had to turn in my US driver's license, which I guess they ...
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France: police and expatriates

Neighbors called the police because I was a bit noisy, they talked to me and made a photo of my ID. Who will have access to the info that police intervened and will it influence the decision on ...
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How can I call a 4-digit French phone number from the US?

My French bank (Caisse d'Epargne Île de France) wants me to call them at 3241. I'm currently in the United States. How can I reach such a phone number from the US? (Assume that the bank doesn't have ...
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Fiscal residence without having an address in France

Here's my situation. Currently I am an expatriate in France doing a PhD and so receiving a salary in France. As part of a project I will go for 3 months in another country (non-EU) and I will leave ...
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Coming to France to create a business with a French partner

I want to start a business with my friend, who is a French citizen. I am an Indian national and I have a very good business plan. After a lot of discussions we both agreed to start an SARL company. We ...
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UK Registered car, French insurance

We have recently purchased a new/second-hand Audi from the UK and are in the process of re-registering it in France where we have lived for he past 10 years (My husband is Irish and I am British). We ...
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Relocating to France with EU-registered car

I will be relocating to France for work and I want to take my car with me (I will drive to France when I will start working). The car is currently registered on one of my parents' name. Can I drive ...
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Born in France but left at an early age: Can I obtain the French citizenship?

I was born in France and lived there until the age of 3 then moved back to my country which is Iraq, so my question is what are the procedures that i need to follow to get the French passport if ...
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Do I need an Apostille for American documents in France? [duplicate]

I am French, born and residing in the United States. I am preparing my request for a certificat de nationalité française (CNF) / Certificate of French Nationality. Does anyone know if I absolutely ...
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French + Swiss residence permits for a non-EU citizen

I am a non-european studying in France on a Ph.D. and I renew my student residence permit every year. Actually I do an internship for 6 months in Switzerland that was signed as a convention between ...