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Getting a french “Titre De Sejour!”

Getting a french “Titre De Sejour!”

Shalize Curier

I created MisstoMadame as a place for me to share all of my experiences as an American expat living in France..

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  1. Old Diesel Engine (@OldDieselEngine)

    Very interesting. I am a French expat living in Japan and the process here is much less complicated and time consuming and definitely less expensive.

  2. Juju

    Hello Shalize,
    Thank you so much for your article. I’m Indonesian. My boyfriend and I will submit documents for marriage in France soon. As I never lived in France before, I did tourist visa only earlier, I wanted to know the process takes to finally get Carte de Sejour. I know that I have to apply Visa for Marriage which is up to 3 months. Than I have to comeback to Indonesia to apply Visa for A Spouse. After I have it, can I directly apply for Carte de Sejour? Since my future husband will need my support as well for monthly expanses, how long does it takes for me to be able to apply for Carte de Sejour?
    Your respond will be totally appreciated.

    1. Shalize Curier

      Hi Juju! Thank you for your comment!!

      I’m no expert, but I will try to answer your question!

      I had a long stay visitor visa that lasted a year. Which is the visa I had while getting married. 2 months before the expiration date of the long stay visa I applied for the CDS with all of the proper documents. For me, the CDS process was a bit difficult and it required me to go to the office a few times to make sure I had all the proper paper work. I talk about it more in this video if you would like to watch…

      I wish I could be more helpful but all I can do is share my experience! It’s just a confusing subject but I hope this helps you a little bit!

      Thank you for your comment and Goodluck with your new venture!

      Xx Shalize

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