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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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Is it necessary to return to my country to obtain a long-stay visa for France?

I'm wanting to apply for a French long-stay visa while being in/near France. Is it necessary to return to my country (Australia), or can I go to an embassy in Belgium or some other country closer by? (...
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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 ...
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Quebec skilled worker program 2015

I had been through the newsletter about QSWP program that is yet to launch in month of April, 2015. As per the selection factors given here, below is my score chart as single applicant, Education: 12 ...
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When Is the right time to seek Nationality

Am from Nigeria and a refugee in France with 10 years permit.... When is it ok to seek for Nationality... Am spending 5years plus in France now
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I'm not French and I can't drive. Can I learn how to drive in France?

I was born in Brazil, and recently moved to France, where I will live for about two and a half years. Due to time issues, I wasn't able to go to a driving school in Brazil and obtain my driving ...
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Visa renewal and working Visa

Am having difficulties with my visa renewal at prefecture Lyon France. I am from Nigeria and my husband is currently doing his PhD in France, we both have a long stay visa for three years, My visa is ...
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Travelling to France by eurotunnel with UK issued EU Family member residence permit

Hey i will be travelling to paris over the weekend with my husband who is a Portuguese national. I jave an Indian passport and UK issued EU family member residence biometric card. Will i have to apply ...
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Can I have both married and maiden names on my French ID card?

During my interview at my regional prefecture for application for French nationality (dual in fact because I hold a British passport in my married name) the interviewer noticed that I had omitted to ...
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How to renew scientist visa for a PhD extension?

I have been on a scientist visa in France for about 2.5 years. I am supposed to finish my PhD in October, and my visa expires on the last day of September. I have already received the green light to ...
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Driving in France with a foreign license after residency has expired

I have been a resident in France with a valid titre de séjour for 2.5 years. I never exchanged my US (New York) driver's license, so I stopped driving after 1 year. Soon, my titre de séjour will ...
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Working as a physiotherapist in France

A friend of mine wants to work in France as a physiotherapist. She is a citizen of Hungary and she is currently working as a physiotherapist. She has a bachelor degree in a related field. With these ...
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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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French Post: What is the difference between “post export” and “lettre prioritaire” [closed]

I am sending small items, less than 50 grams, from France to the US mostly, and normally use "lettre Prioritaire" which takes 1-4 weeks for 1.78 Euro. I just sent something "post export" for 6.73 ...
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Living in France while remote working for a UK company?

I'm planning to move to France but I will still be employed by a UK company. According to the HMRC website, my taxes will be payable in the UK but I read on an old forum that the French authorities ...
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I missed my medical visit for my carte de sejour in france due to COVID-19. Can I still re-enter the country on my work visa?

I missed my medical visit for my carte de sejour in france due to COVID-19. Can I still re-enter the country on my work visa? I recieved my visa in November. My medical appointment to receive my ...
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I live in the USA. I was born in London. My grandfather is French- can I apply for a French passport?

I live in the USA. I was born in England. My father’s father (my grandfather) was born in France. My father has a French passport (he was born & raised in England), and when I was a child, I was ...
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What happens if I quit my job? France on long-stay visa

I've been searching and haven't been able to find a definitive answer to this question. I'm currently in France on a long-stay visa which bears the statement "travailleur temporaire." My contract is ...
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How to check the status of carte de sejour Application?

I have applied for Resident card after getting Recepisse and its been 2months already. I haven't got any response from the prefecture too. Is there any way to check the status online?
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Family reunification for a person who has a 1 year Titre de séjour salarié (France)

I want to know when I can start my family reunification after my change of student status to employee .... Or is it better to wait until the end of your first year as an employee. Because I have heard ...
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Waiting for my first titre de séjour, can i visit the USA (home country)

and thank you for any responses. I am waiting for my family titre de séjour (first demand). Visa type d expired in two months ago. I need to visit the USA for family reasons. I did not get a récépissé....
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French authorities refused to give a carte de séjour to my spouse

Where and how can I legally challenge this issue: Short version: after 12 months and 4 appointments the French authorities refused to give a carte de séjour to my spouse. I am an EU citizen, working ...
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Information for name change on passport after marriage

I want to know if is it necessary to change my name on the passport after marriage. I am getting married in February and my spouse is a French citizen. He will do the paperwork for me after marriage ...
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France long stay student visa refusals

I have applied three times for a student visa and each time was refused for the same reasons: you have not provided sufficient evidence to enable the consular authority that your stay in France for ...
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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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W9 Form for non resident dual-national

My son is opening a bank account in France. He was born in the USA, while we (English Parents) lived there for a few years. For the last 20 years (since age 5), he has been back in the UK, and is dual ...
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Obtaining a copy of the “attestation d'accueil”

My friends in France obtained and filled out the attestation d'accueil form which I need for my Schengen visa application, however they sent it via the postal service instead of scanning it in and ...
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What are the details of French Tax wrt pension withdrawal?

A question about cashing in a UK pension. I am reading that France has a generous tax treatment when cashing in a UK pension. As I understand it, the effective tax rate is 6.75% (taking in the 10% ...
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Working for a company I co-own in the US while in France (and student visas…)

I am applying for a student visa to take French classes and then (hopefully) enter a 1 year Masters program in Paris. My husband and I co-own a business together here in the US, and the required part ...
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France Residence Permit Cancellation During German Employment Visa Processing Period

A friend who holds an Indian passport was pursuing a doctoral course in France, and had a French Titre de Sejour which is valid for another two years. He has discontinued his studies in the French ...
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How long does it take to get a carte de sejour from Antony sub prefecture, France?

I received my recepisse in July 2nd . It has already been 3 months. I want to go to India after my internship ends in October 31st and I cannot book the flight tickets till the card arrives. Can ...
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Acquiring French Nationality through a parent

My father was a French citizen while Djibouti was still colonized by France. My father’s passport was expired on 1978 and it was not renewed and canceled. He then used the Djibouti passport to move to ...
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France long stay visa: Should wife and I create two separate online applications?

I am applying for France long-stay visa (under the talent-passport category). In my online application, I mentioned that my wife will be accompanying me. Before scheduling an appointment, should my ...
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Will the French Consulate ring my work place? (Visa)

I am an Australian citizen living in Australia applying for a French Visa. It is a work visa, irrelevant which one. During my application process I must provide a phone contact from my current ...
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French citizenship after studying in French University

As per the official cite one can apply for naturalization in France after completing 2 years in a French superior institute 2 ans d'études accomplies avec succès pour obtenir un diplôme d'un ...
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Work benefits in France

I got an offer as a data scientist in France. I am a bit puzzled by the fact that it includes only the raw salary. There are no signing bonuses, production bonuses or similar. Is it normal in France ...
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Schengen visa for Au pairs

I from Kazakhstan and I worked as an Au pair in France for 1 year in 2015-16 then I came back home and tried to get at the university in France but financially it wasn’t possible and I decided to come ...
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Is it possible to apply for a work visa (blue card?) for Germany while you have a French D-Category (family reunion) visa?

I have an interesting situation here. I am a non-Schengen country citizen while my wife is a French national. We decided to move to France and obtained a family reunion visa with a year duration ...
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Convention de Stage in English

I've got an internship offer from a French company for 6 months and the working language will be English instead of french. I've learnt that I need to apply for a visa and for that I need a "...

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