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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 ...
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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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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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Can I get a French long-stay visa after entering on a short-stay visa?

I am a USA national. My wife is a French national (children dual). We reside in the USA. My wife is a professor and has received a sabbatical. We will accompany my wife on her sabbatical. We intend to ...
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VAT going from the US to France as a non-resident alien

I am a french citizen currently residing in the US as a non-resident alien. I will soon move back to France. Before that, I am considering buying a laptop here in the US instead of buying it in ...
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How to find long term accomodation online in France?

I'm moving to France in a few months and I'm looking for accommodation. I'm interested either in renting an apartment or in renting a room. I am from Spain and I don't know which websites are the most ...
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Is there a category of 'shortage jobs' in either France, Belgium or Switzerland, and is it easier to get permits for them if you qualify? [closed]

From the links: http://www.bluecard-eu.de/eu-blue-card-germany/, and https://www.apply.eu/BlueCard/Luxembourg/ it appears that in Luxembourg and Germany, there's a category of 'shortage jobs' that ...
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Replacing a stolen French ID card remotely (no consulate nearby)

I am in the UK and had my wallet stolen. I'm wondering whether there's anything I can do to get a new French my card remotely (by submitting documents via post or email) since the nearest consulate is ...
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Visa Papers for Long Stay in France [closed]

What are the papers needed for France long stay visa? Is there any exhaustive list? Do you need all or some papers in French or need to be translated from English?
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France health insurance for non-EU resident with EU passport

I am an Australian moving to France on a scientific research visa for 2 years. My girlfriend (also Australian) is coming with me. She has a Dutch passport. We are trying to work out what to do about ...
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An Australian staying in UK applying for French working visa

I am an Australian citizen currently staying with family in England. However, I wish to obtain a French Working visa so I can live my dream of working in a ski resort. Is it possible for me to apply ...
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Health Insurance for someone over 28 w/ dual US/German citizenship, moving to Paris from California for 4-8 months to study at the Sorbonne

I also have a NHS card from when I lived in London 2 years ago, but am moving from California. What kind of health insurance can I get? I don't seem to fit any of the normal boxes
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Old Type C Schengen expires after type D

I have just moved to France with a 'Blue Card' work permit with my son and wife. We have type D visas (3 months to begin with) running out this week and have already applied for our first carte de ...
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Travelling outside the US with a J1 visa: exact definition of the 30 days

I am French, and I am currently working in the US as a postdoctoral researcher under a J1 visa. I am planning to go back to France in August for research purpose, but I don't know exactly what ...
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Should my French first names be separated with commas or just spaces when used in the USA? Or should I simply use my first first name only?

I am a French citizen living in the USA. I have three first names, which are separated with commas in my passport and spaces in my birth certificate. When filing forms in the USA (e.g., visa ...
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Foreigners Marriage in France [closed]

I wanted to ask you some help for marriage. I live in France with a visa Scientifique Chercheur which is soon going to expire on 19 September 2016. Before it expires, I'm going to submit my document ...
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Exchanging an American driving license for a French one

A friend of mine is a dual US / UK citizen, but did his driving test in the USA so holds an Ohio driving license. He has been living for some time now in France. Recently, he's been finding some ...
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My father is French can I get French citizenship?

My father was born in France (to French parents) and has a French passport. I am a 26yo Australian citizen. Can I get French citizenship? I have read a lot about it on various forums but was unable ...
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French Father - but adopted by American

My biological father was French - but my mother divorced him when I was three. She remarried and was so angry at my French father that she got rid of every photo of him, and never even told me ...
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Applying for UK Student Visa while on French Long Stay Visa

I'm an Indian citizen and I'll be attending the first semester of my Master's in France from Sept '16 - Jan '17. As I'm part of a mobility programme, I'll be moving to UK for my second and third ...
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American long-term resident of UK retire to France

My husband and I are American citizens with permits to permanently reside in the UK. We have lived here since 2001 (my husband) and 2004 (myself). We wish to move to France for retirement. What ...
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Born in USA to French father - how do I prove it?

Does anyone know what proof you have to give that your father was French? He passed away years ago. He served in the French Navy. Would proof of that be good enough?
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French naturalisation and CAF history - benefits an exclusion cause?

When one applies for naturalisation in France, if they fulfill the requirements in terms of time spent in the country, there are other requirements for things to be shown such as: evidence of three '...
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Can I live in France and pay social security in Luxembourg?

I am Luxembourgish freelancer and I'm working at home as a programmer.I'd like to go live in France (Lorraine) where accommodation is much cheaper than here. So I am wondering: Can I continue ...
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Working as a freelancer in France

I am an EU citizen (not French) currently living in France and working for a French employer. I do not need or have a work permit or residence card to do this. My non-EU-citizen spouse (who needs a ...
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Oath of allegiance while acquiring French citizenship through naturalization

Do i have to take oath of allegiance (verbal and/or written) with France while acquiring French dual citizenship through naturalization ?
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Is it possible to get “autorisation provisoire de séjour” (APS) after leaving France?

I am an Indian citizen currently enrolled in an Erasmus Mundus MSc 2 year program. Under this program I have to study in 2 different European countries for 1 year each. The MSc program consists of ...
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Living in France for 9 months with German wife as a Freelancer/Consultant

My wife is a dual German/US citizen and will be conducting research under a grant funded by the French government in Paris for 9 months. I hope to be able to join her, but would need to work while ...
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what If I leave France without closing my account of french bank? [closed]

I've been in FRANCE almost 1 year(from 2011 to 2012). The problem is that when I came back to my country, I didn't close my bank account. As people know, French bank have bank charges for storage, ...
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Permanent immigration with academics - is this possible?

I just completed my undergraduate BSc degree in Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in my home country (South Africa). I am continuing my studies next year and starting my postgraduate studies (...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

I am in my 1st year of a PhD in France. I can barely communicate in French. I had to visit the administrative office where 1 out of 3 knows English (call her E) and the other two speaks only French (...
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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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U.S. citizen living in France w/ French work permit - is it illegal to keep working for U.S. company?

I have been browsing other similar questions, and I am hoping to find a more certain answer because I'm sure someone has had the same experience. I am a U.S. citizen who moved to France 4 months ago ...