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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many attestations d'accueil (Welcome letter) for a family of two?

I recently received an attestation d'accueil from my local City Hall. This is to invite my mother and father from India to France for a short visit of less than 90 days. I have received ONE ...
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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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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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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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Job needed for French bank account?

I am traveling in France for an extended period, just on holiday and probably staying to live after. Do I need a job to open a bank account here? I have UK and New Zealand passports and I have come ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a type of French visa to bridge the gap between two visas?

My wife (Chinese, currently staying in France on a student visa, titre de séjour) and I (German, living in Germany), after applying for a German visa for family reunification to live together in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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French carte de sejour holder with new passport, need to carry old passport with vignette when travelling?

I have a titre de sejour (TDS) -- a card separate from my passport -- in France which is valid for another 2 years. I recently renewed my [non-European] passport. I have my old passport which has been ...
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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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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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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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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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Tracking French long stay visa application status online

I am looking to find a way to track my French long stay visa application. I had my visa interview/appointment on 3/24/2014 at the Consulate general of France in Chicago. From previous experiences ...
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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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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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As an EU national moving to France, what are the rules about registering?

Within the EU, for EU nationals, there is a right to freedom of movement, which (slightly simplified) means you can visit, live and work in any other EU country. Depending on the country you go to, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Paying habitation tax in France

I need to send a cheque for my habitation tax in France. What parts of the pay slip (SEPA?) do I need sign and include? I know that I could pay by other methods instead of sending a cheque.
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France study & working

I understand that with a long stay student visa in France, you can work 964 hours per year. Does that include working on a contract as an Independent Contractor? On that contract, I would be traveling ...
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Titre de sejour

I am a Nigerian citizen and I came to France illegally. I was refused asylum. For five years now I have being renewing my one year card. I want to get the ten years card. The law said if you have ...
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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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Long visitor visa for France is refused

Despite of hiring a very reputed emigration/visa agent (from France), my long visitor visa (was refused by consulate. The reason of refusal was :reason of stay is unreliable". Surely this is very ...
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I left France but they are still collecting taxes from my account

I worked in France from December 2012 until February 2016. I was obviously paying taxes during this period. In March 2016, I left to work in the United States and did nothing about my French tax ...