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permis de conduire

permis de conduire

I have been freaking out all day about something that to many, will seem silly. And every few seconds I think it is too, then I change my mind and think it’s important. As avid readers know, I arrived in France November 2012 on a student visa. By November 2013 I changed my visa status … Continue reading

deux ans, tranquille :)

deux ans, tranquille :)

October 31, 2015 That is how long I can, as of today, legally stay in France without making another visit to the prefecture ! YAY !  Sometime last week I realized that I should probably verify the date of expiration of my current récépissé de demande de carte de séjour. If you’ve done this before … Continue reading

My recent French frustrations: part 2

My recent French frustrations: part 2

I continue with my recent French Frustrations… Frustration number 2 (also refereed to as, the second reason I cried this week): Since I moved, it was time to go meet with my old landlords, pick up some mail and get my deposit back. I left work early and took the bus to their place (not … Continue reading

My recent French frustrations: part 1

My recent French frustrations: part 1

It’s been a while since I really talked about any frustration living in France. I think in part because I started to settle in and loved my little apartment (though not the commute), I had the great support of my BF and I was making friends here and overall Marseille, France was beginning to feel … Continue reading

à la préfecture

à la préfecture

So I did want to get back to the topic of my once again pending French legality… I have been in France a year now (as of November 1, 2013) and what a year it’s been! A few months ago now, I went to the prefecture when I had my “appointment” that I had set … Continue reading

OFii Appointment!

OFii Appointment!

I have been waiting for, and dreading, today’s RDV since I first began reading about all of the hoops I would need to jump through to live and study in France for a while. But I come to you now, alive and well, not deported out of France after my OFii appointment to get my … Continue reading