So, you think you’re ready to take your long-distance relationship to the next step? Moving abroad, in and of itself, is a big decision, never mind when you are moving abroad in the name of love. Love can make us irrational, so it’s essential to have a clear head and to be honest with ourselves and our significant other.
If you’re considering moving to France, you may be wondering if knowing French is required for immigration. That’s a great question to ask, as France only has one official language—French! Different levels of French are required at different stages of the immigration process and for certain residence permits. Let’s take a look at the details of the language requirements in France, from your first visa to your carte de séjour to French nationality.
If you’re moving to France, be sure to download these useful apps to your smartphone. Technology has made a lot of things easier for us, and these tools are sure to make your life in France more manageable. As an American expat living in France, I use all of them regularly.
Like in any big city, finding an apartment to rent in Paris can be challenging. I’ve created this guide to help you get ready for the apartment hunt. By the end of this blog post, you should have a better idea of how to find an apartment in Paris and what paperwork you’ll need to put together for the application.
Whether you are making a permanent move abroad or just living abroad temporarily as an expat, it’s important to remember that life abroad, like life anywhere, has its ups and downs. Here’s a list of some of the biggest challenges you may face and how to overcome them.
I’m sharing my personal list of things that I bring back to France from the United States of America. Every time I’m back in the States, I reference this list so that I can stock up on my favorite food products, ingredients for cooking and baking, personal hygiene items, and pharmaceuticals. This list started out as a note in my phone and here it is now, in all its glory!
I arrived in France on a long-stay visitor visa, got married to a Frenchman, and applied for the carte de séjour “vie privée et familiale” (VPF) in Paris. This residence permit provides stability, allowing me to stay in France and work.
I am a blogger. It feels weird to say that, but I’ve decided to embrace my new identity. How did I get here?
I am writing this post as an American, planning to marry a Frenchman and settle in France. In the summer of 2019, I applied for and received a visa long séjour valant titre de séjour (VLS-TS), a long-stay visa that acts as a temporary residence permit after validation.
This was by far one of the most frequently asked questions I received whenever I announced my big plan to move to Paris. Valid question.