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.
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!
How to obtain your French tax ID number
Applying for your French Tax ID Number You need a tax ID number if you plan on paying taxes in France . You are not legally required to have one, though, if you need to register as a taxpayer in…
Picking up my carte de séjour : remise de titre de séjour
The final step in getting my titre de séjour, picking it up from the Préfecture. Pleasantly surprised in the process especially since I had to email them after 2 months since I had no news.