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How to check the status of carte de sejour Application?

I have applied for Resident card after getting Recepisse and its been 2months already. I haven't got any response from the prefecture too. Is there any way to check the status online?
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Does pole emploi register your name if you only have récépissé

Does pole emploi register your name if you only have récépissé?
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Family reunification for a person who has a 1 year Titre de séjour salarié (France)

I want to know when I can start my family reunification after my change of student status to employee .... Or is it better to wait until the end of your first year as an employee. Because I have heard ...
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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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Can I return to France if I have a applied for a Carte de Sejour and have a Schengen visa?

I have a talent passport visa and have applied for a resident permit. I do not however have my resident permit yet. In addition to that, I also have a Schengen visa until 2021. Can I re-enter France ...
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France Residence Permit Cancellation During German Employment Visa Processing Period

A friend who holds an Indian passport was pursuing a doctoral course in France, and had a French Titre de Sejour which is valid for another two years. He has discontinued his studies in the French ...
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I lost my Carte de séjour. but I still have 2 months in my long stay visa. Can I travel outside France

I got a long-stay visa for France valid for one year (03-12-2018 t0 03-12-2019). After 7 months, I got my carte de séjour (01-07-2019) valid for 4 years. Last week I lost my wallet and my carte de ...
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How long does it take to get a carte de sejour from Antony sub prefecture, France?

I received my recepisse in July 2nd . It has already been 3 months. I want to go to India after my internship ends in October 31st and I cannot book the flight tickets till the card arrives. Can ...
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Carte de Sejour - Validity after leaving France

I understand similar questions have been asked before but I'd be grateful for any response specific to my circumstances. I'm from a non-EU country (Asian). I hold a Carte de Sejour (Passeport Talent: ...
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Mother lost French citizenship due to US naturalization, then regained it due to change in law. Was I born French?

My mother was born a French citizen in Algeria in 1952. She emigrated to the U.S. And was naturalized in 1970 or so. French law only permitted men to hold dual citizenship until 1973, at which point ...
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Applying for French nationality through marriage, was seperated for a short time, will there be any concequences?

I am applying for French nationality, by way of marriage. We recieved a letter this morning which said we have to sign an attestation sur l'honneur which says we have not separated during our marriage,...
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I'm not French and I can't drive. Can I learn how to drive in France?

I was born in Brazil, and recently moved to France, where I will live for about two and a half years. Due to time issues, I wasn't able to go to a driving school in Brazil and obtain my driving ...
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When Is the right time to seek Nationality

Am from Nigeria and a refugee in France with 10 years permit.... When is it ok to seek for Nationality... Am spending 5years plus in France now
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working as a physiotherapist in france for non EU residents

I'm an Israeli interested in working as a physio in france. I'm looking for details regarding the procedure of reciv
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France long stay student visa refusals

I have applied three times for a student visa and each time was refused for the same reasons: you have not provided sufficient evidence to enable the consular authority that your stay in France for ...
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am Lebanese citizen and my grandfather served in the French army in second world war time with proofed documents , can i have French citizenship? [duplicate]

I am Lebanese citizen and my grandfather served in the French army in second world war time with proofed documents , can i have French citizenship ?
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Buying a property in France when living in the UK

I am French, but have been living in the UK for the past 20+ years, where I pay all my taxes. Recently, I have inherited a small amount of money in France from my late grandparents, which I would like ...
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How to prove I am out of the country - Ministry of External affairs, India and Government of France

I was planning on posting this in the "chat" section but I thought maybe it is a worthwhile question. Here is some background I am an Indian citizen in the USA on an F1 visa. I have received a job ...
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Giving a RIB in France

I live in France. I have heard several people say that if you are in the process of completing a transaction, for example taking out an insurance policy, signing up to an electricity supplier, mobile ...
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French attestation d'accueil in visitor staying at a hotel

I was in for a surprise today when the guy at the mairie told me that my apartment is too small to host my mother in law and therefore he cannot give me an attestation d'accueil. He suggested that I ...
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Acquiring French Nationality through a parent

My father was a French citizen while Djibouti was still colonized by France. My father’s passport was expired on 1978 and it was not renewed and canceled. He then used the Djibouti passport to move to ...
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France long stay visa: Should wife and I create two separate online applications?

I am applying for France long-stay visa (under the talent-passport category). In my online application, I mentioned that my wife will be accompanying me. Before scheduling an appointment, should my ...
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Will the French Consulate ring my work place? (Visa)

I am an Australian citizen living in Australia applying for a French Visa. It is a work visa, irrelevant which one. During my application process I must provide a phone contact from my current ...
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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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Student Visa for France for 64 year old

I'm 64 and semi-retired. I received my masters degree in 2013 and wish to study in France to broaden my professional expertise for consulting purposes.
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How can I take a medical check in Paris without any visa and insurance program?

I'm now in Paris and want to obtain a medical certificate in order to go to Belarus (it is mandatory to submit a medical document to attend school in Belarus). However, I don't have a visa here and ...
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Bookworm ate passport

Yes, this may be ridiculous as it sounds, but it happened. I left my passport on my desk for about 2 months. The desk is small and not very dirty. But today when I picked up the passport I noticed ...
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is it possible to have the Recepisse extended for internship,10 months after giving the final exams?

I came to France in 2017 September end for a 1-year masters course, however, couldn't find an internship until now, I gave an interview in a company and they told me they have a vacancy for an ...
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Address for long stay visa in France [duplicate]

My family and I are planning on heading to France for 6 months to travel. We are applying for a long stay D visa to allow us longer than the 90 day regular Schengen visa. The application requires an ...
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Travlining with a non-EEA family permit from the UK to France

I am German citizen and my wife is Kazakh. We both live in the UK. She has a non-EEA family permit. The sticker in her passport says that this expired in January but this website https://www.gov.uk/...
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Waiting for my first titre de séjour, can i visit the USA (home country)

and thank you for any responses. I am waiting for my family titre de séjour (first demand). Visa type d expired in two months ago. I need to visit the USA for family reasons. I did not get a récépissé....
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I have obtained vignette sticker from OFII. How long can I stay in India?

I arrived to France from India on a long stay visa with my wife and child as dependents. I have obtained a vignette sticker from OFII (Office français de l'immigration et l'intégration - French bureau ...
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Can I leave France while I am waiting for my visa extension?

I am currently in France on a visitor carte de sejour. It is a one year visa. I am coming up on its expiration and I am still in the process of extending it/applying for a different one. I have not ...
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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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Overstayed Schengen 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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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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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 long can I drive a EU registered car in France for?

What are the rules around how long you can spend driving in France with a car that is registered elsewhere in the EU, before you have to go about taxing/registering/etc it? And does it make any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Spouse visa with long stay student residence permit in France

Does a VLS/TS long stay residence permit issued for a student (not research scholar), grant rights to bring his/her partner into France? If so, is the partner allowed to work? Please mention if this ...
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How to open bank account in France if I don't have address of residence yet

I just moved into France from another EU country. I wanted to open a bank account, but traditional banks want a confirmation of address (either from the landlord or e.g. an electricity bill), and ...
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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'...