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Getting Your French Expat Visa With Some Help

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: When you have an appointment at the prefecture to renew your French expat visa, you’d better show up. Rain, shine … or flu! Today was the day to update my 12-month French expat visa — or carte de séjour. The event seems to come around …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Tips for When it’s Time to Renew your French Expat Visa

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to renew the French Expat Visa. It’s a gift from France that keeps on giving. Wish I could say that everything about living in France is wonderful. But when it comes to dealing with French bureaucracy, frankly, …

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Find Out Why You Need Patience at the Sous Préfecture in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Nutmeg is self-admittedly not a patient person. She develops a plan, does not appreciate too much external input, and certainly is not thrilled when there is a proposed change. Living in France, with life at a slower pace, has helped with her natural inclination somewhat. …

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Tips on Moving to France: Rental Agreement, Bank Account and Visa

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: When the Barefoot Blogger decided to run off to France, I learned the hard way how to do some of the basics: rent an apartment, open a bank account and obtain a visa. If you’re contemplating a move to France, hopefully some of this …

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