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Settling / Immigration in France

Against all expectations awaited from a country belonging to the European Union, to settle in France in not an easy task, regarding to the regulation. Visas, residence permits, work permits… The list of the differents documents that you will need to live and work in France is long. So, let’s go through the administrative labyrinth you will pass through so you could peacefully enjoy your stay in the country, once it’s done…

For a good start, be clear with your expectations concerning what you are going to France for and specially for how much time. Then, the first thing to do is to apply to get a Visa, either for a short stay or a long stay. The procedure can be different from the United States’s…

Specific visas exist, depending on the purpose of Americans staying in France…

If you want to start a President, a Director or start a business in France, then you can request from the French Consulat what is called a Skills and Talents Visa…

Also, wanting to work as a freelance in France demands to have a real project in mind…

But the Visa is not the only document needed to live in France…

Visa, carte de séjour, permis de séjour… To the question « what is really the difference between them ? », let us be clear…

And the « titre de séjour » ?

Focusing on the Residence Permit or « carte de séjour », it’s important to mention that it has to be renewed…

The procedure to get those papers is, however, not as heavy as it might seem and as it had been in the past…

Speaking of the 10-year Card, here are the steps you must follow to get it…

To work in France, you will always need to have a Work Permit, before you arrive, which will state the employer, the type of work, the salary. That’s a very important document that will be calqued on the Visa and will be mentioned on your Residence Permit…

One question remains unaswered… the status of the spouse…

Of course, let’s not forget the status of the children…

To know more about the schooling and the social security issues, watch the following shows dedicated to it…

   
 
   
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