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

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Father French Foreign Legionaire

My Irish father served in the French Foreign Legion 1950-1955. He fought in Dien Bien Phu and the Battle of Algiers. He never claimed his French nationality and died in 2000. Do I have any claim to ...
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Residency requirement for French citizenship

I am a graduate student at a French university and I am planning to apply for the French citizenship after graduation. As mentioned on their website, I have to stay in France at least two years. Does ...
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Travel with récépissé for Carte de Séjour

My wife (Canadian) just got a récépissé for her Carte de Séjour application. The agent told us she cannot travel until she receives her CdS! Unfortunately we already booked a trip to North America ...
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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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Extending French rental contract for less than 1 year

I'm renting a furnished apartment in France. The landlord wants to live in it himself next year, so he has given me 3 month notice to move out in November. He won't actually move in for another few ...
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Going independent in France (already resident and salarié)

I'm presently employed in France. I did a masters degree in France, and then applied for a residence + work permit and got a job in a large retailer. I don't have EU citizenship. My intention is to ...
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Carte de Sejour - Validity after leaving France

I understand similar questions have been asked before but I'd be grateful for any response specific to my circumstances. I'm from a non-EU country (Asian). I hold a Carte de Sejour (Passeport Talent: ...
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Buying a property in France when living in the UK

I am French, but have been living in the UK for the past 20+ years, where I pay all my taxes. Recently, I have inherited a small amount of money in France from my late grandparents, which I would like ...
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Student Visa for France for 64 year old

I'm 64 and semi-retired. I received my masters degree in 2013 and wish to study in France to broaden my professional expertise for consulting purposes.
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Address for long stay visa in France [duplicate]

My family and I are planning on heading to France for 6 months to travel. We are applying for a long stay D visa to allow us longer than the 90 day regular Schengen visa. The application requires an ...
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I have obtained vignette sticker from OFII. How long can I stay in India?

I arrived to France from India on a long stay visa with my wife and child as dependents. I have obtained a vignette sticker from OFII (Office français de l'immigration et l'intégration - French bureau ...
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About National D visa withdraw

I got national D visa for study in Gemany but now i want to go france for study where i have already got admission. Please help me out with this. Is it possible to withdraw and then apply to france.is ...
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Can I travel within the Europe while awaiting my French resident permit (I have a 3 month work visa)?

I'm a US citizen that's moving to France to work for a French company. I've received a work permit and have filed an application for a French residency permit. The HR in my company insists that I can'...
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French citizenship through UK-born father whose birth was registered as French outside France

My father was born in the UK to a French mother (born in France), with his birth registered at the consulate as a French born outside of France. He has a French passport & CNIS. He has always been ...
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Get EHIC after I lived outside the EU my whole life

My parents are European and they got me Hungarian citizenship. They migrated to a non-EU country several years before I was born. Since 3 months ago I'm living in France. I think that here paying ...
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US Citizen with French residency and with a French auto-entrepreneurship. How do I do taxes?

Here's my situation: My family moved to France when I was 14 in 2011. I have a French residency card (titre de séjour) which allows me to work. I have a freelance translation business registered under ...
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Can I obtain French citizenship if my mother's great-grandfather was French?

My mother is Egyptian and her great-grandfather was French. She sent the papers (certificat de nationalité française) to France before she died to claim French nationality. I am her only son. Can I ...
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France: New visa application when you are already in the country with another visa

I am an Indian citizen and having stayed in France for a long time (~7 years), holding a residence permit [Carte de Séjour - Salarié en Mission], which I obtained through the company that brought me ...
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Worked from France for the last 6 months for US clients without paying French taxes. What should I do now?

I need some advice, or a good recommendation for a tax expert. I've been living on with my PACSée in France on a carte de séjour vie privée/familiale for the last 6 months and have continued my full-...
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France: how to calculate total tax burden (including social security) [closed]

Say I got a job in France with a salary of 43,000 euro per year, and I am a citizen of another EU country. What will my total tax burden be? I know I can calculate my income tax using a table like ...
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Assistance with claiming French nationality

Background: a few years ago, but during my adulthood, my mother (born in the UK) successfully claimed French citizenship, which she had inherited from her father (French, born in France). I (born &...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tracking down French birth certificate

I leave abroad and I want to have my French citizenship recognized. The consulate asked me to produce my father's birth certificate. For that, I need his father's name. Does anybody here know what can ...
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How Much Income Tax Will We Pay In France?

Can anyone help me with French income tax? My wife and I are retired (both over 65). I'm a UK citizen living with my wife in the USA. She has never lived in the UK. We are planning a move to Brittany, ...
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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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How long can I stay in France after my titre de séjour and récépissé have ended

My titre de séjour ended 1st October, one month after my original work contract ended. However, my contract was extended until the end of December, so I went to the prefecture (in September) to apply ...
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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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Does a carte de séjour extend your visa?

I am currently in France for an internship. I have a long-stay visa that expires after seven months. I was under the impression that a long-stay visa was valid for a year though. I obtained my carte ...
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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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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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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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How much is social security charge in France?

I am a Freelance worker and single. I'm EU citizen and I'd like to go live in France so I am wondering roughly how much should I pay per month to cover social security fees?
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Attestation d'accueil - what in the world is “etat sanitaire” and how do I prove it?

I am an Indian citizen on an EU D/Scientific visa in France. My local mayor's office (mairie) is Gif-sur-yvette. The Mairie has certain documents that need to be produced for a attestation d'accueil ...
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In France, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift?

Same question as In Germany, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift? but for France. In my German work, I work 8 hours and must make a 45' lunch break, totalling in a cumbersome 8.45 hours spend in ...
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Blue Card France

I have seen plenty of answers for the the following question for Germany but I am specifically asking for France. What happens if a person quits/losses their job in France after the initial 2 yrs but ...
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Can I visit a doctor in France, and pay for myself, after I leave France?

Background: I have been living in France for 2 years and will be here on a scientist visa for another year. One year from now, I will move to an asian country for work for 3 years. I'm considering ...
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Status on a carte de séjour application

Who is responsible for the carte de séjour application processing? Is it the préfecture or some government department in France? I would like to check on my application. From all the googling I've ...
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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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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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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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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 ...