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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 ...
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What exactly do I need as a US citizen to exchange my US driver's license for a French one?

This is a follow-up to very similar questions, such as this one: Exchanging an American driving license for a French one Though slightly different as I am a US citizen with a valid US driver's license....
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Applying for French citizenship [duplicate]

I am trying to find out if it's possible to apply for French/Dual Citizenship. I live in the UK and my mother was born in France. She was evacuated during WWII when she was 9 to London. Her father was ...
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French rental tax ('taxe d'habitation') payment was never requested. How to rectify / consequences?

I am liable to pay taxe d'habitation on a flat for the time period of 2016, and I have since moved to another département. I understand that in most départements, this was due around November. I ...
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Ohio>Arizona>Germany>France driver's license conversion?

I originally took my driving test in Ohio at the age of 16 and received an Ohio license. While I was in college in Arizona, I converted that license to an Arizona one. Last year, I converted the ...
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Doing freelance work in France--permission needed?

I currently live in France and have a residence card (spouse of EU citizen) that mentions that I am allowed to work. I am currently working part-time for an employer. In addition to my current job, ...
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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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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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1-Year “Skills and Talent” France Visa

I am American and have a PhD in computer science. I would like move to France for 1 year to improve my French and work on a tech-scientific project, completely self-funded. Is the "Skill and Talent" (...
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Notice period for terminating lease in France [closed]

What is the standard notice period for a tenant for terminating a lease in France? The apartment in question is unfurnished. I know that it used to be 3 months for unfurnished and 1 month for ...
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Consequences of changing Ukrainian for Russian Citizenship for an Expat living in France

I am an Ukrainian Citizen married to a French citizen and living in France of a French Residence Permit for as yet limited validity, obtained based on my marriage certificate + Spouse Visa as granted ...
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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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France: What happens to your immigration status when you leave the job that brought you over (visa)?

As a USA citizen, if you enter the country and establish residency with the visa status 'Employee on Assignment' (Salarié en Mission) what happens if you and the company that brought you into the ...
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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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How much is car tax in France?

I moved to France and brought my car (2009, 5 cv) from other EU country. I pay a lot for my car insurance (about 140 euro per month) so I want to quite that and get a French insurance. But to get a ...
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I lived in France for 8 months and then moved to the UK, how will I pay my tax next June?

I have worked in Paris from Jan to Aug (8 months total - French company) before moving back to London this September. I know you can pay your taxes online if you have registered in person the first ...
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Am I A Legal French Citizen?

My grandfather Jean Jacques Mialocq, was born Oct. 11, 1859 in Maslacq, France to two French citizens. My father, Urbain Leopold “Frenchy” Mialocq, born in San Francisco in 1914, was a dual French/...
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My girlfriend is with me in Canada and couldn't register to the university in France

My girlfriend wanted to follow me to Canada, Québec for 4 months (from september to december), where I'm staying as an exchange student. She originally planned to subscribe to distance courses at her ...
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Working as a freelancer as a recently returned French citizen having never worked in France before

My wife is a French citizen with passport who has recently returned to France after not living here since she was a child. She works full time as a freelance artist, and currently only for American ...