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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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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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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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Driving car in France on non-French driving license

I have been in France for 6 months, 3 months as tourist and now for next 3 months onward as a French resident (5 year titre de sejour). I am non-EU citizen and I carry Dubai, UAE driving license which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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As an Australian, can I get a work visa for France without returning to Australia?

I'm currently on a working holiday visa in France and employed, and I have been offered a CDI (permanent contract) along with visa sponsorship. But I wanted to know how I go about processing this. I ...
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Validity of Schengen long stay (Scientific D) visa after tendering resignation from job

I am an Indian citizen (Indian passport holder) and I am in France on a Schengen long stay (Scientific/D visa). My Schengen visa is valid through 28 April 2015. I understand that the key reason I have ...
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Until what date do you have to pay rent in France when vacating a flat?

As I came to understand, when you are vacating a flat in France, there can be many key dates: The date on which you would like to leave, that you write in your letter, The actual date that ...
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Getting a French passport - born abroad to a French mother

I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this: I am looking at getting a French passport. My mother is French and I was born in the UK. My birth was registered at the French Consulate ...
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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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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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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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Rental contract in France can only be terminated at the end of a calendar month?

I'm renting a furnished apartment in Paris. It's a standard 1 year contract, the "Kit Meuble - location habitation non saisonniere" form. Rent is paid by the calendar month (in fact, I had to pay for ...
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As a foreigner opening a first bank account in France, how long to get a cheque book?

Thanks to the answers in How to open bank account in France if I don't have address of residence yet, I think I now possess the required documents in order to open a French bank account. Yey! As ...
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When do I have to register for French taxes, if I'm a new arrival working in another EU country?

I'm currently thinking of moving to France, for something like 4-6 months, to try to get my French to a higher standard. This would only be a temporary move, and I'd remain employed in another EU ...
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Can a French national living in the US be tried twice for the same crime?

From expatica.com, According to the French criminal code (code penal) every crime that is committed abroad by a French national is punishable in France. This has allowed the government to prosecute ...
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How long you can stay out of France while you have 10 year permanent resident card?

I am out of France for consecutive 6 months, wanted to know how long I can stay before I lose my permanent resident status. I still need few months to finish my matters abroad before I can return. ...
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Sending Excess Baggage and Personal Effects from France to USA

I am an Indian citizen and will be moving to the USA on an H1B visa in 2 weeks time. I will be sending excess baggage (personal effects and pre-packaged, dry Indian spices) via sendmybag.com. Per an ...
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Moving from France to the UK in September - taxes and tax breaks given the different years?

This is a specialisation of the How to handle moving between countries with different tax year dates question, for what seems like one of the specific edge cases from it. France uses calendar years ...
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How can I call a 4-digit French phone number from the US?

My French bank (Caisse d'Epargne Île de France) wants me to call them at 3241. I'm currently in the United States. How can I reach such a phone number from the US? (Assume that the bank doesn't have ...
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Family name “nightmare” between Canada and France

I was born in Canada in the 80's and my parents gave me the family name Y X where Y stands for the family name of my mother and X stands for the family name of my father. Then in the early 90's we ...
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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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My wife is going for an advanced master's course in France. Will I get a dependent visa to accompany her? What are my options?

The Advanced Masters course is for a duration of one year. My current job, based out of India, allows me the flexibility of working remotely so I will not be looking for employment within France. If ...
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What official documents would have been produced for a child born in France in 1958? [duplicate]

My father is deceased. He was born in Orleans, France in 1958 to a French woman, was adopted as a baby and taken to Germany. I would like to find documents to confirm his identity, as his name was ...
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Do I need any German work or residence permits for a German company to hire me to work in France? [closed]

I am a citizen and resident of India. I work as an independent software consultant. One of my customers is a company based in Germany. This German company has a client in Paris, France. The German ...
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Will it be possible to get French citizenship?

I was born in Tunisia. My great grandfather is French by birth. We have all of the papers to prove that. He got married in Tunisia and had kids, he didn't register his kids with the French consulate ...
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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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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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Bound accounts in France and Canada

I am a resident in France and am considering moving back and forth to Canada in the next years. I currently have a bank account in France. I am looking for a bank that would offer an account in both ...
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Is it true that having speed camera alerter is illegal in France? [closed]

I have heard stories of people that drive around Europe, that particularly in France you can get fined for using any Navigation system or device that comes bundled with, fixed Speed camera alerts. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Moving to France, American resident (Finnish Citizen who has never lived there)

I know I can technically move to France, but since I have not been living in the EU- is there anything I need to be aware of? For example, how to register as a resident, how to obtain public health ...
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UK car registered in France

I have exported my car from the UK to France. I am in the process of registering in France. I have the CT and French insurance but as yet am awaiting the carte Gris with the new French registration ...
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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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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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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 jobs in the EU as a non-EU spouse

I would like to know if as a married spouse of a EU citizen, I am entitled to apply for jobs in other EU countries or if I am only entitled to apply in the country where I was granted a permit to live ...
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Moving to France to work and get residency from non-EU country

I want to settle in France. I am a 39 year old Australian living in Australia. I am single and I have no dependants so I am only concerned about myself in this process. My understanding of the ...
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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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Using the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in France

I came from Denmark to France. I have Danish health insurance plus I have the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) from authorities in Denmark which is supposed to cover you overall in EU for your ...
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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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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 ...