Your carte de séjour applications

Readers talk about their experiences whilst going through the process of applying for a carte de sejour in France

The reason that many people have trouble acquiring a carte de séjour is that they are unable to communicate in French with the fonctionnaires. However, I would not sit for up to six hours waiting. When the final Brexit agreement is agreed either there will be no need for a card or they will be readily available.

After five years residency there is no pressing need for a card, provided people can meet the French paperwork requirements such as tax statements etc. A carte will never streamline any future card.

Cavan JACKSON, by email

A senior Interior Ministry official told Connexion the ministry hopes that after Brexit those with cards as EU citizens would not have to get a new card but if they do, the process would be simplified.

This could be compared to the rules for renewing a permanent carte after 10 years, which involve reduced paperwork.

The official said France plans to respect the residency rights of those with cards (and those able to show the same ...

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