Living in France


The French “retired” residence permit

The  “retired” residence permit mentioning retired person allows you to enter France for stays of a maximum duration of 1 year.  You do not have to apply for a visa. This card does not authorize to work in France. Please note: this card does not allow you to bring your […]

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EXPIRED VISA: regularization by exceptional admission to stay

Exceptional admission to stay is a procedure of expired visa regularization which allows non-European foreigners in an irregular situation to obtain a “private and family life”, “employee” or “temporary worker” residence permit. Do you live in an irregular situation on French territory? What is the procedure to follow to regularize […]


Foreign parents of French children – how to become resident?

Parents of a French child automatically benefit from a residence permit. They are among the categories of people against whom an Obligation to Leave the Territory (OQTF) decision cannot be executed. Despite this, the proof to be provided to obtain the residence permit as the parent of a French child […]

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What is the AGDREF number?

The AGDREF number is a number made up of 10 digits which appear on the residence permit. The AGDREF (Application for the Management of the Files of Foreign Nationals in France) makes it possible in particular to guarantee the right of residence to foreigners in a legal situation on French […]


My Prefecture receipt has expired. What should I do?

Do you have a residence permit application receipt (first application or renewal) which will expire in less than 15 days? You have not yet received a notification on the follow-up of your request (information by SMS of the production of the permit or refusal of stay)? In this case, you […]


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How to renew a French Residence Permit when divorced ?

Divorce can have consequences on the renewal of a foreigner’s residence permit when the latter’s ex-wife is of French nationality. The question that arises is: How to renew my residence permit if I am divorced from my French wife? To answer this question, we will first see what is the […]


The best private schools and universities in France

Have you just moved to France and are looking for an international French school for your child? France has a great selection of international schools available, whatever your nationality. Here is our guide to the best international schools in France, private and public, in the 10 biggest cities in France. […]

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Emergency and Rescue services in France

Emergency call numbers are telephone numbers for reaching public emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These numbers are generally short and free. Like several Western countries where such a system was already in place, the Ministry of Health French asked that a free emergency call number […]


The best wedding and dating agencies in France

After suffering strong competition from dating sites, wedding agencies are coming back to the fore. Let’s discover together these matchmakers of love. Marriage is recognized by French law as a legitimate reason for obtaining a residence permit in France when your spouse is French. A wedding agency is a company specializing […]

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Documents to provide to obtain French nationality

We invite you to find in this article, the documents to provide for the application for French nationality. Indeed, if you want to apply for French nationality, you must have an idea of ​​the conditions to become a French citizen. Any foreigner wishing to apply for French citizenship must have […]