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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Obtaining another European nationality while living in France with a visa and a non-EU passport

If a US citizen, living in France on a work visa (which is renewed annually), obtains the nationality of another European country on the basis of their ancestry, what effect (if any) will this have on ...
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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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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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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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Medical test OFII in France

I was wondering if anyone could give a small summary of what happens at the medical test at the OFII in France. I have read a few comments on the internet and one of them mentioned that they give the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...