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

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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 ...
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How can I watch French TV programs on American internet?

While in France, I got to watch a lot of cool TV: sports, documentaries, talk shows, etc. through my smart TV and SFR internet provider. I know that certain programming is geographically limited, but ...
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Would a Muslim marriage from Indonesia be recognized for a French spouse visa application?

I and my fiancee will get married in Indonesia. I am Mauritian and she is Indonesian and we are both of the same religion. I live in France and after the marriage, she will have to apply for French ...
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Can I claim French citizenship by descent if my French father passed away in 1992?

My father was a French citizen but he passed away in 1992 in India. He lived in France and passed away during his visit to India. My mom and I are still Indians as we couldn't track my dad's documents....
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Travel while waiting for Carte de Sejour

I'm EU citizen, my wife is not (but does not need visa for 90 days). Our plan is to spend almost one year in France, starting September. We will start the Carte de Sejour application for her as soon ...
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French Work Permit has expired and appointment to get récépissé is almost two months away

My situation is as follows: I have been resident in France for almost five years now, first on a student visa and then on a work permit. A few months ago as the date of expiry of my work permit ...
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Applying for a student visa in France. I have a question regarding a previous visa and stay in Germany [closed]

I am a chemical engineer and I have plans for Master studies in France. I already have approval from the University and now it's time to apply for a student visa. I am from Tunisia by the way. I ...
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Marry and come to France with partner

I am a Mauritian employed on a scientific-chercheur visa in France. I will be getting married soon to my fiancee who is an Indonesian. I'm still deciding where to be legally married based on where ...
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Canadian Provincial Health Care for Working Holiday is 100% necessary? [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen who has been out of the country (working in Japan) for the last three years. I wish to apply for the working holiday visa to France (visa 3D category), but am required to be ...
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Freelancing in Canada without work permit

I am a EU citizen and I expect to visit Canada for an extended period (I am allowed to stay up to 6 months without a work permit). As this is a rather long period, I would like to do some freelancing ...
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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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French citizenship when born abroad to a naturalised French citizen

My mother was born outside of France but moved to France as a child and became a citizen. Her ancestry is not French. When she was 18, she moved to the US, which is where I was later born. She has not ...
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In France, do I have to pay rent even though the landlord re-let the apartment before the end of the contract?

My contract was supposed to end in June, but I told my landlord in February that I will be moving on in end of May. As my lease requires a 1 month notice only to terminate the contract, I sent a ...
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Mauritian staying in France marrying Indonesian

I am a Mauritian staying in France and shall marry an indonesian. I am in France on the title "Scientifique-Chercheur". I would like to know the procedures. Right now, the indonesian is doing the ...
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USA-France tax treaty benefits for teachers/researcher: meaning of “can be claimed only once” [closed]

Article 20 of the USA-France tax treaty provides a benefit for teachers and researchers. When they have been a resident of country A and go to country B to do research, their income from research is ...
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Is AXA insurance acceptable for long stay French Carte de Sejour?

I am renewing my French carte de sejour and want to change insurance to AXA. Does anyone know if AXA Schengen Ins is acceptable?
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Can I stay in France using a Carte de Séjour Travailleur Saisonnier even when I am not working?

I have lived in France using a season visa for 6 months now and before that I lived in France using a working holiday visa for one year.. my seasonal visa has almost expired. But I have received my ...
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Can the French “long stay” visa be used to acquire permanent residency in France?

The French long stay visa allows one to live in France without working/studying/doing business of any kind, as long as one has sufficient savings. In theory, does this visa allow one to acquire French ...
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How can I extend my French working holiday visa?

I am a Canadian. Currently, I am on a WHV for 1 year. I want to extend it for another year, and it is said to be possible on the Government web site. Has anyone successfully done so? If yes, where did ...
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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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Residency as spouse of EU

Wondering if I'm going to have a legal situation on my hands? My husband (an EU citizen) and I retired to Europe from America in mid-2015. I was told by the US embassy before moving that I did not ...
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France Business Visa - Convention de Stage

I am Indian applying for the Business Visa to France (~ 90 days) for a training at my parent company in France, I'm working for its subsidiary in India. All my documents are verified by VFS ...
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How to fill out a W9 form for a joint account in France? [duplicate]

Here's a quick summary of our situation, I tried to write down any info that could help answer my question: I am a french born citizen who also has american citizenship, my husband only has american ...
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EU citizen with US wife and Daughter moving to France

I am an EU citizen (Irish) married to a US citizen living in the US with a 1yr old daughter born in the US and with a US passport. My wife's company has an office in Geneva and I am wondering how easy ...
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Can I acquire French citizenship through my father without his help?

I'm 22 years old and I was born and grew up in Hungary. A few weeks ago, I found out that my father could have acquired French citizenship (in the years before I became 18), because his mother, my ...
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Can I leave France and re-enter with French student visa?

I have a US passport and long-term student visa for France. I want to go to the US for my spring break (half way through my visa validity). My visa is valid until July, I would go to the US for one ...
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Can I use a Carte Bleu for French purchases made from the US?

I am a French citizen and live in the US and I want to apply for and use a Carte Bleu from Societe Generale where I have an account. Will they send it to my address in the US and will I be able to use ...
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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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Number of times one can renew “carte de sejour” in France as a Visitor

I am an Indian citizen currently staying in France since 1 year with a "visitor" visa without employment. See the link http://www.consulfrance-losangeles.org/spip.php?article799 I also renewed my ...
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Inheriting French Property. Is it Possible From the US? [closed]

My mother, infirm and living in the US, wants to transfer ownership of property in France to me. What legal documents do I have to show French authorities to transfer that property into my name? Who ...
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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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Recognizing US marriage to French citizen in France [closed]

My wife, who is a French citizen, and I (a US citizen) married in the US. We have since moved to France and would like to make sure our marriage is formally recognized in France as well. As I ...