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Questions tagged [france]

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

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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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Applying for jobs in the EU as a non-EU spouse

I would like to know if as a married spouse of a EU citizen, I am entitled to apply for jobs in other EU countries or if I am only entitled to apply in the country where I was granted a permit to live ...
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Moving to France to work and get residency from non-EU country

I want to settle in France. I am a 39 year old Australian living in Australia. I am single and I have no dependants so I am only concerned about myself in this process. My understanding of the ...
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French EU Passport, but not yet a citizen of France

I have a French passport and I just moved to France. What is the process of being a citizen/what papers and documents to I need to possess to be able to work and go to school and live? I know I need ...
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Extending French rental contract for less than 1 year

I'm renting a furnished apartment in France. The landlord wants to live in it himself next year, so he has given me 3 month notice to move out in November. He won't actually move in for another few ...
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W9 Form for non resident dual-national

My son is opening a bank account in France. He was born in the USA, while we (English Parents) lived there for a few years. For the last 20 years (since age 5), he has been back in the UK, and is dual ...
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Has anybody immigrating to France been asked a criminal record from their home country? [closed]

I want to ask this question because my home country asks for the name of the institution to which it should be addressed, and it can take over six months to have it issued by the Ministry of the ...
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Tracking down French birth certificate

I leave abroad and I want to have my French citizenship recognized. The consulate asked me to produce my father's birth certificate. For that, I need his father's name. Does anybody here know what can ...
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Will it be possible to get French citizenship?

I was born in Tunisia. My great grandfather is French by birth. We have all of the papers to prove that. He got married in Tunisia and had kids, he didn't register his kids with the French consulate ...
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Left France but forgot to inform the Centre de Finances Publiques

I'm an Italian national. I lived and worked in France from September 2010 through December 31, 2012 then moved to the UK. When I left France I forgot to tell the Tax Authorities that I moved abroad (...
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If my father earned French citizenship, do I have the right to apply for it?

My father became a French citizen about 9-10 years ago. I am a 16-year old Syrian living in Turkey. Can I apply for citizenship or something at the French Consulate? I have no idea about the laws ...
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French taxes: Have not received any documentation and I have moved out of the country

I worked in France (received a salary) between 19/May/2014-04/May/2015. I moved to the United States on the 28/April/2015. I believe that French taxes are due at the end of May (or end of June if ...
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Lithuanian citizen living and doing business on Reunion Island [closed]

Lithuanian citizen living and doing business on the Reunion Island? How about an internet mail order business from there? Is it reasonably possible?
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Thrift stores or other similar second hand shops in France [closed]

Are there any thrift stores or other similar second hand shops in France, in particular in the Lyon area? Different countries tend to have different variations on these types of stores; some have ...
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What does one need to apply for a titre (carte?) de séjour in France?

I'm am looking for official sources (preferably in English, if available) on the following: My spouse and I are moving to France. My spouse is a (non-Croatian) EU citizen. I myself am not from the ...
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Sending Excess Baggage and Personal Effects from France to USA

I am an Indian citizen and will be moving to the USA on an H1B visa in 2 weeks time. I will be sending excess baggage (personal effects and pre-packaged, dry Indian spices) via sendmybag.com. Per an ...
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How much is social security charge in France?

I am a Freelance worker and single. I'm EU citizen and I'd like to go live in France so I am wondering roughly how much should I pay per month to cover social security fees?
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Customs when moving to France

I am moving to France (from the USA, but I am not American). My understanding is that I do not need to pay customs duty for my personal property when entering France. However, I do need a lot of ...
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How will I be eligible for income tax in France?

I'd like to rent a home in France and move there at about June 2015. I have already paid my 2014 income tax in my home country (Luxembourg). So I am wondering when and how my tax year will start in ...
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CONTRACT RESPECTING FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY - Quebec province

Document checklist for quebec asks for below contract form, which is not avaialable In this link, we have a page for financial contract for Quebec immigration(as skilled worker) where the form is ...
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Going independent in France (already resident and salarié)

I'm presently employed in France. I did a masters degree in France, and then applied for a residence + work permit and got a job in a large retailer. I don't have EU citizenship. My intention is to ...
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Cancelling utilities in France

I am an Indian citizen and have been living in Paris, France since May 2014. At the end of April 2015, I will be leaving France. How early or late should I go about disconnection of utilities (...
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Overlapping French Student Visa and UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa

I'm an Australian citizen who is planning to take part in an exchange to France in Janruary of next year for six months. Following the University exchange I would like to partake in a year long ...
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Quebec skilled worker program 2015

I had been through the newsletter about QSWP program that is yet to launch in month of April, 2015. As per the selection factors given here, below is my score chart as single applicant, Education: ...
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Cheap way to move stuff from USA to Western Europe

We (two people) are moving to France from the USA. We can't carry all our stuff in suitcases, it's simply too much. What is the cheapest safe way to move things? Think the usual things one might ...
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State of cell phone providers in France

I am moving to France soon and one of the first things I'll need to do is get a phone number. I am looking for a short overview of the state of mobile phone service providers in France so I can make ...
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How Much Income Tax Will We Pay In France?

Can anyone help me with French income tax? My wife and I are retired (both over 65). I'm a UK citizen living with my wife in the USA. She has never lived in the UK. We are planning a move to Brittany, ...
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Do I need any German work or residence permits for a German company to hire me to work in France? [closed]

I am a citizen and resident of India. I work as an independent software consultant. One of my customers is a company based in Germany. This German company has a client in Paris, France. The German ...
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Internship in France, need to declare income in France or not?

I am a student of another EU country and in 2014 I did a 3 month internship in France, in a French company. I was 22 at the time and the total bonus for the internship was about 3200€, spent less than ...
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What do I need to get a driver's license in France?

This is related to my previous question. Assume the following (for the moment hypothetical) situation: I do not have any valid driver's license at the moment, but I do know how to drive I just moved ...
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Health insurance for Germans living in another EU country temporarily

My partner is a German citizen working in Germany. She will quit her job and come to join me in France soon, initially for a period of a few months (but she may stay longer depending on how things ...
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Can We Move To France Although We Don't Live In The EU?

I'm a retired UK citizen with an EU passport. My wife, also retired, is an American citizen. We've been living in America for the past twelve years, myself as a 'permanent resident'. We wish to spend ...
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Validity of Schengen long stay (Scientific D) visa after tendering resignation from job

I am an Indian citizen (Indian passport holder) and I am in France on a Schengen long stay (Scientific/D visa). My Schengen visa is valid through 28 April 2015. I understand that the key reason I have ...
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When are social security contributions paid in France?

I need to register for French social security (CMU de base) for the first time. I don't fall under the employer, self-employed or student schemes. I do have income, though, so it will cost me and the ...
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Getting a driver's license in France as a foreigner

I currently live in the US and I am moving to France. I learned to drive in the US but I am not an American citizen. This means that currently I only have an American driver's license (the only one ...
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Health insurance when moving to France

I am an EU citizen (not French), but my spouse is not. We are considering moving to France, where initially only I would have a job. What choices would my spouse have for health insurance and what ...
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Lyon cost of living [closed]

I am trying to research the cost of living in Lyon, France and I am looking for estimates of what is the approximate minimum net income that is required for a young non-French-speaking couple to allow ...
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Student visa to tourist visa in France

So I'm currently in France on a student visa. Can I stay in France under a tourist visa (for 3 months under the Schengen policy) if I decide to stop studying?
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Driving car in France on non-French driving license

I have been in France for 6 months, 3 months as tourist and now for next 3 months onward as a French resident (5 year titre de sejour). I am non-EU citizen and I carry Dubai, UAE driving license which ...
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Born in France before jus soli was repealed (but in the same year)

As mentioned here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_nationality_law The 1993 Méhaignerie Law required children born in France of foreign parents to request French nationality at adulthood, ...
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Can I have French citizenship?

Unlike others, my story have a bit different. My father is a French before I was born. However, due to the difficulty of Vietnamese government, he could not admit me as his son. Now, VN accepted dual ...
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Good public school to learn French in Paris?

I just arrived in Paris (November 2014). Are there any programs for foreigners that you can learn French? I would prefer something free if it is possible. Like if there is a state program. Time is not ...
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Proof of property ownership for a landlord in France

When renting an apartment in France how do I make sure that the person I'm dealing with is really the property owner? What document should I ask to see? Some countries have a register of property ...