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Obtaining citizenship and then "overstaying" old visa

Would there it be a problem in this case? No. EU countries aren't supposed to stamp EU passports, so virtually no Italian (or other EU citizen) leaving France (or other Schengen country) has any ...
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I recently became an EU national from a country different of the one I live. How do I get insured?

Your citizenship is irrelevant, you only get a EHIC through affiliation with one of the EU's statutory healthcare/insurance systems. You could therefore have gotten one as a Brazilian citizen and ...
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Is changing the surname important after getting married in France for applying spouse visa?

Even though many (possibly most) women take their husband's name upon marriage: This is far from universal, and definitely not mandatory On all official paperwork (ID cards, passports), they keep ...
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Mailing an envelope overseas with return postage

The common solution to the general problem of how to send mail to a recipient in a foreign country and pay for them to send it back to you is the International Reply Coupon, which is overseen by the ...
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Can anyone tell if an EU driving licence has been exchanged from a non-EU country?

Yes, normally they can tell that the license is exchanged because there is a mention at the back, on the bottom part, (at the very least, for the new, credit-card format licenses) with a code ...
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Can I ask my home EU State for a duplicate licence if it has been taken by another Member State?

The logic of the system is simple: In the EU, only the state where you reside is competent for driving license issues. As a rule, other member states — including the one where you originally obtained ...
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Work remotely while waiting for visa?

In a cross-border employment relationship, beyond visa/work permit issues, there are also issues with social security/national insurance and with taxation. If you live and work in the UK, to be ...
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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

I don't have a full answer for you, or a full understanding of the situation, but here are a few useful bits of information based on personal experience. The carte de séjour will also serve as a visa ...
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Dublin Regulation - is there a way we can stay in Germany?

You really need a lawyer to deal with this. The best solution to know about your options and find a lawyer is to approach a refugee support group like the ones mentioned by Zach. As far as your ...
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Is there a type of French visa to bridge the gap between two visas?

A few options: Apply for an autorisation provisoire de séjour. Provided she graduated and her diploma meets the requirements, she can use that to look for work for up to 12 months. The fact she would ...
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Studying in France and becoming a French citizen for a refugee with a Swedish residence permit

The information you received is kind of correct but it's probably a lot more difficult than you realize. In general, you have to have resided in France for five years before applying for ...
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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

According to the OFII website, the part that makes this whole process logical is explained by this: "L’accomplissement de l’ensemble des formalités est attesté par l’OFII par apposition d’une ...
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Carte de séjour in France if I already have a long-stay visa--what's the point?

I am not sure whether it is absolutely impossible to renew the visa but that's not the way it's usually done. The regular process is: long-stay visa to enter then carte de séjour that you renew every ...
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Obtaining another European nationality while living in France with a visa and a non-EU passport

I would say that you're never required to renew a visa, you're required to either have some title to stay or leave. Usually, you want to renew the visa but in that case it would seem unnecessary as ...
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Travel while waiting for Carte de Sejour

Yes, she can travel with you. Just be sure to bring a copy of your marriage certificate. She should not attempt to enter the Schengen area without you unless one of the following is true: She is ...
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Language restrictions in France?

I moved to France from an English-speaking country 2 years ago, with zero French, so I can give you my opinions on this. 1) No, it will not affect your visa process insofar as you can still get the ...
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How to get a French "Passeport Talent" or "French Tech Visa" for startup founders?

Disclaimer: Having been through the process, I'm providing my own answer to help future startup founders. This is my feedback. I might be wrong on some points as some of this might not apply to your ...
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Medical test OFII in France

It consists of chest x-ray and then a stop in a doctor's office. The chest x-ray is to detect TB. The doctor's visit (beyond looking at the x-ray) is for prevention purposes only: they ask you ...
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How much is car tax in France?

Once you have your "carte grise" and your physical numberplate on the car, it's all good for you. You have nothing to pay annually except your car insurance of course Road tax has been abolished in ...
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France: What happens to your immigration status when you leave the job that brought you over (visa)?

A general principle in France is that you are never forced to leave while your carte de séjour or long-stay visa is valid. There is none of the automatic loss of status or super-short grace period you ...
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Spouse visa with long stay student residence permit in France

Yes. I did this. I did a 2 year engineering degree and my wife lived with me. I showed that I had plenty of resources to support her, and she didn't work. I did not bring her into France later, she ...
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Residency as spouse of EU

Because your husband is not French, you should be applying for a Carte de séjour "de membre de la famille d'un citoyen de l'Union/EEE/Suisse". See https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/...
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Expatriate leaving France: Who should I notify (taxes/etc) that I'm moving out?

You have to notify the tax authorities of your change of address. You still owe them money (taxes for 2017 and one month of 2018), and they want to keep in touch until no mores taxes are due. Ref: ...
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French housing agencies refuse to accept a foreign guarantor

(Partial answer) As mentioned on https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F31267, it is legal for the owner to require a garantor (a caution), notice that it is not mandatory. La ...
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French housing agencies refuse to accept a foreign guarantor

As promised, I am completing my comment with an answer. As @audionuma mentioned, the housing market in Paris is quite difficult, even for locals. Indeed, it is technically illegal to refuse a ...
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Can I keep staying in France after I enter it without a visa?

There is no easy way to extend visa-free entry. Generally an extension is only allowed if you cannot leave the Schengen area (force majeure) or you can provide “proof of serious personal reasons”. ...
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Request for French Nationality

Being born or living abroad is not in itself an obstacle. If your father was French when you were born (and you can document all that) then by default you are French yourself. What does make a ...
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What is the difference between “Talent Passport/ICT” and “Passport Talent” in visa category?

Those are indeed different categories, with slightly different rights and requirements: Salarié détaché/ICT only applies to people transferring internally within the same company/group. I don't see ...
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Is there a possibility to live in France on long term basis under these conditions?

If you read French, service-public.fr has a relatively clear (non-bureaucratic) overview of the rules. This transition is not always easy but graduating in France does open a somewhat easier path to a ...
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