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

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Replacing a stolen French ID card remotely (no consulate nearby)

I am in the UK and had my wallet stolen. I'm wondering whether there's anything I can do to get a new French my card remotely (by submitting documents via post or email) since the nearest consulate is ...
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Medical test OFII in France

I was wondering if anyone could give a small summary of what happens at the medical test at the OFII in France. I have read a few comments on the internet and one of them mentioned that they give the ...
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Is there a category of 'shortage jobs' in either France, Belgium or Switzerland, and is it easier to get permits for them if you qualify? [closed]

From the links: http://www.bluecard-eu.de/eu-blue-card-germany/, and https://www.apply.eu/BlueCard/Luxembourg/ it appears that in Luxembourg and Germany, there's a category of 'shortage jobs' that ...
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Visa Papers for Long Stay in France [closed]

What are the papers needed for France long stay visa? Is there any exhaustive list? Do you need all or some papers in French or need to be translated from English?
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France health insurance for non-EU resident with EU passport

I am an Australian moving to France on a scientific research visa for 2 years. My girlfriend (also Australian) is coming with me. She has a Dutch passport. We are trying to work out what to do about ...
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Health Insurance for someone over 28 w/ dual US/German citizenship, moving to Paris from California for 4-8 months to study at the Sorbonne

I also have a NHS card from when I lived in London 2 years ago, but am moving from California. What kind of health insurance can I get? I don't seem to fit any of the normal boxes
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Old Type C Schengen expires after type D

I have just moved to France with a 'Blue Card' work permit with my son and wife. We have type D visas (3 months to begin with) running out this week and have already applied for our first carte de ...
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French Long Stay Visa Tracking in India

I had applied for my French student/long stay Visa in India earlier this month (biometrics on 4th). I did pay for the sms and e-mail updates, though I have received none to date. Upon using the ...
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Travelling outside the US with a J1 visa: exact definition of the 30 days

I am French, and I am currently working in the US as a postdoctoral researcher under a J1 visa. I am planning to go back to France in August for research purpose, but I don't know exactly what ...
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Studying in France and becoming a French citizen for a refugee with a Swedish residence permit

I am a refugee in Scandinavia and have to attend an online university post-graduate program from France (three years). I want to go to France and ask for a residence permit to learn French in order to ...
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French girlfriend to an Australian moving to france

Hi there my girlfriend is from France and I'm an Australian guy and was wondering if anybody had applied for a spouse visa to live in France or something similar and what the process is?
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Should my French first names be separated with commas or just spaces when used in the USA? Or should I simply use my first first name only?

I am a French citizen living in the USA. I have three first names, which are separated with commas in my passport and spaces in my birth certificate. When filing forms in the USA (e.g., visa ...
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Foreigners Marriage in France [closed]

I wanted to ask you some help for marriage. I live in France with a visa Scientifique Chercheur which is soon going to expire on 19 September 2016. Before it expires, I'm going to submit my document ...
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VAT going from the US to France as a non-resident alien

I am a french citizen currently residing in the US as a non-resident alien. I will soon move back to France. Before that, I am considering buying a laptop here in the US instead of buying it in ...
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French Father - but adopted by American

My biological father was French - but my mother divorced him when I was three. She remarried and was so angry at my French father that she got rid of every photo of him, and never even told me ...
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How to prove my father is a French citizen if he refuses to confirm we are his children?

I was born in Djibouti and my father was born before the independence. We have helped him reclaim his French citizenship and now it seems that he is giving us the cold shoulder. We found out that he ...
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Applying for UK Student Visa while on French Long Stay Visa

I'm an Indian citizen and I'll be attending the first semester of my Master's in France from Sept '16 - Jan '17. As I'm part of a mobility programme, I'll be moving to UK for my second and third ...
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American long-term resident of UK retire to France

My husband and I are American citizens with permits to permanently reside in the UK. We have lived here since 2001 (my husband) and 2004 (myself). We wish to move to France for retirement. What ...
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Tax treaty with France and two J1 visa

I was in the US for an internship in a university from May to August 2014, not being paid, on a J1 short-term scholar visa. From August 2014 to October 2015 I returned to France to finish my Ph.D. I'...
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How to find long term accomodation online in France?

I'm moving to France in a few months and I'm looking for accommodation. I'm interested either in renting an apartment or in renting a room. I am from Spain and I don't know which websites are the most ...
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French naturalisation and CAF history - benefits an exclusion cause?

When one applies for naturalisation in France, if they fulfill the requirements in terms of time spent in the country, there are other requirements for things to be shown such as: evidence of three '...
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What are my legal rights in France?

Here is a cry for help! We cannot figure out how to amend our situation. Maybe someone out there can help us with legal advice. We've done tons of research online, but things change so quickly and ...
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Born in USA to French father - how do I prove it?

Does anyone know what proof you have to give that your father was French? He passed away years ago. He served in the French Navy. Would proof of that be good enough?
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Can I live in France and pay social security in Luxembourg?

I am Luxembourgish freelancer and I'm working at home as a programmer.I'd like to go live in France (Lorraine) where accommodation is much cheaper than here. So I am wondering: Can I continue ...
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Working as a freelancer in France

I am an EU citizen (not French) currently living in France and working for a French employer. I do not need or have a work permit or residence card to do this. My non-EU-citizen spouse (who needs a ...
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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

According to OFII and other resources I've run across, I'm required after entering France to apply for a carte de séjour as well. This isn't a question about how to do that--I've already begun the ...
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Oath of allegiance while acquiring French citizenship through naturalization

Do i have to take oath of allegiance (verbal and/or written) with France while acquiring French dual citizenship through naturalization ?
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Mailing an envelope overseas with return postage

This is a basic question about mail delivery which has been vexing me, and for which I can find no good answer. Before marking this off-topic please note that this is likely not a problem I would be ...
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Validity after leaving France of the “Carte de séjour membre de famille d'un citoyen de l'union”

Assume a European Union citizen who is not a citizen of France has moved to France for a period longer than 90 days, with his or her spouse. The spouse is not an EU citizen, and has received a carte ...
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Is it possible to get “autorisation provisoire de séjour” (APS) after leaving France?

I am an Indian citizen currently enrolled in an Erasmus Mundus MSc 2 year program. Under this program I have to study in 2 different European countries for 1 year each. The MSc program consists of ...
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W8-BEN / W9 mandatory for J2 (J1-dependent)? If so, how to get an ITIN?

I moved from France to the United States of Amercia with my wife a couple of months ago. I'm on a J1 Visa, working for an University as a Research Scholar and my wife is on a J2 visa. She does not ...
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Is it possible for a visitor on a Schengen visa to have the visa extended under extenuating circumstances?

A friend of mine travelled to France on a Schengen Visa as she was already pregnant to a French national. They plan to marry but are having problems with the relevant paperwork, including having the ...
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what If I leave France without closing my account of french bank? [closed]

I've been in FRANCE almost 1 year(from 2011 to 2012). The problem is that when I came back to my country, I didn't close my bank account. As people know, French bank have bank charges for storage, ...
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Canadian applying for a French working holiday visa: How long in advance?

I'm having a hard time finding information about this online. I'm Canadian and I want to apply for a working holiday visa in France. They say that you can only apply up to three months in advance. I ...
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Is there a way to calculate how much income tax I will pay in France?

I'm currently working in France as an Expat. Having received my last pay-check for 2015, I would like to calculate how much income tax I will have to pay for the 2015 fiscal year. Is there a way to do ...
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Requesting info from Service de publicité foncière - France

Is "demande d’extrait de matrice cadastrale" (https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/R18819) a right form to request info on property ownership in France? If not - what is? If it is, ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

I am in my 1st year of a PhD in France. I can barely communicate in French. I had to visit the administrative office where 1 out of 3 knows English (call her E) and the other two speaks only French (...
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Living in France for 9 months with German wife as a Freelancer/Consultant

My wife is a dual German/US citizen and will be conducting research under a grant funded by the French government in Paris for 9 months. I hope to be able to join her, but would need to work while ...
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U.S. citizen living in France w/ French work permit - is it illegal to keep working for U.S. company?

I have been browsing other similar questions, and I am hoping to find a more certain answer because I'm sure someone has had the same experience. I am a U.S. citizen who moved to France 4 months ago ...
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Permanent immigration with academics - is this possible?

I just completed my undergraduate BSc degree in Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in my home country (South Africa). I am continuing my studies next year and starting my postgraduate studies (...
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Health Insurance dual UK and Canadian Citizen long term stay in France

I am Canadian with UK passport living in France for 10 months. We have been here for 3 already. I would like to know if I and my dependents qualify for an EHIC card. We are not residents of France, ...
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An Australian staying in UK applying for French working visa

I am an Australian citizen currently staying with family in England. However, I wish to obtain a French Working visa so I can live my dream of working in a ski resort. Is it possible for me to apply ...
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Grandfather served in the French army for 4.5 years: Can I get French nationality?

I am Indian citizen and my grandfather served in the French army for 4.5 years in France in second world war time. My grandfather registered only my paternal uncle as French citizen and he is ...
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Living in France as a researcher [closed]

It seems that the average salary for researchers in France (see for example here) is much lower than the average salary for professors (with both teaching and research duties) in any other western ...
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As an Australian, can I get a work visa for France without returning to Australia?

I'm currently on a working holiday visa in France and employed, and I have been offered a CDI (permanent contract) along with visa sponsorship. But I wanted to know how I go about processing this. I ...
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british and non eu spouse migration [closed]

I am a British citizen and my husband is South African and we reside in South Africa. We are looking to relocate to Europe, possibly France. Ok let me reword. The figure you mention here is quite ...
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How long does it take to renew carte de sejour?

I finally got my carte de sejour in France. It took nearly 7 months. It is valid only for 1 year starting from the date of my application, i.e. valid for the next 5 months only. Given that the ...
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Australian freelancer moving to France

I am a freelance medical writer/editor and would like to live and work in France. I would plan to keep working for my Australian clients. In that situation would I need a visa to live in France? I can ...
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Rights for spouses of EU citizens; French residence permit in a timely manner?

I'm going to write in first person to make it easier to explain the situation, though it doesn't refer to me. I am the spouse of an EU citizen (not Croatian), but I am not an EU citizen myself. We ...
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How to renew student visa in France?

I have two questions: What docs are needed to renew a student visa in France? some people online claim you need a birth certificate? which i don't think it's right. Assuming, I don't renew my visa, ...

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