Reader cartes de séjour experiences

Connexion readers talk about their experiences trying to obtain a French carte de séjour

Recently, Connexion published a list of documents needed to apply for a carte de séjour, which the French Interior Ministry said was a definitive list valid in every French department.

The list did not mention needing to produce a birth certificate – however, in the Alpes-Maritimes where I live, they seem to require this.

Sue Rothwell, Alpes-Maritimes

A ministry spokesman said the list (tinyurl.com/ybly4rya) itself has no legal force but is based on immigration law so prefectures are not supposed to ...

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