Taking the TCF for my carte de résidence application
My experience taking the TCF for my carte de résident application at the préfecture. Taking about where I went for the test, how much it cost, how the test went and my results.
Applying for the French 10-year residency permit
It's time for the renewal of my residency permit and I'll be asking for the 10-year residency card. Here's what that process looks like, through the Hauts-de-Seine préfecture.
What is a Contrat d’Intégration Républicaine?
Now that you've validated your visa, what's next? You'll receive a convocation to an appointment to sign a CIR, contrat d'intégration républicaine. What's this? Read on to find out more!
Filing French Taxes as an American living in France
What you need to know as an American expat filing French taxes for the first time. Thresholds, processes, and required forms.
Everything you need to know about filing US Federal Taxes as an American Expat living abroad
Filing taxes as an American living abroad does not need to be daunting or scary. Finding the right tax preparation service is only a click away! Here's what you need to know and how to prepare for this year!
What is the état des lieux d’entrée et de sortie? And why is it important?
When you've found your French apartment, before you sign on the dotted line, you'll need to do an inventory of the unit. This is called the état des lieux. This is a process that is done at the beginning of…
Everything you need to know about French visa terminology
Visa? Titre de séjour? Carte de séjour? Récéipissé? A little lost? Here's everything you need to know about French visa terminology. Because I needed to look these terms so now you don't have to!