If you or anyone you know has a problem making a rdv online with the préfect Béziers. I would like to hear from you. After many months of poor communication and unprofessional-ism, the problem goes unresolved. I have a meeting with the Mayor of Béziers to organize a "peaceful" protest in front of the préfect. Im reaching out to anyone who has not been able to apply or renew their carte de sejour because of an online system that has been hacked or pirated. Legitimate people have not been able to make a rdv which greatly affects our status (residency) here in France.Thank you!
Hello, In our on going bureaucratic process of obtaining our carte vitale and registering with our mutuelle we are now required to send our original birth and marriage certificates with a french translation undertaken by an approved translator. Can anyone who has used such a service point us to one in the Carcassonne/ Narbonne/Bezier/Perpignan area. Exasperated but determined.
Very simple question & please do not answer if you do not understand the question or know the answerIf I own a house in the UK for 20 years & then move to France full time.If I sell the house in the UK 2 years later will I be liable to capital gains on the house in the UKIf I am liable to capital gains would I be liable toCapital gains on the whole profit over 22 yearsorCapital gains on the profit over the 2 years when the UK home was not my main residenceThanksGed
We have bought a house in Carcassonne & my wife intends to move there full time before Brexit. I will continue working & living in the UK for a couple more years spending weekends & holidays in France. We have been informed that when my wife registers as living in France then the house in France will be treated as our main residence. When we eventually sell our house in the UK will we have to pay capital gains on the sale of the UK property, if so will this be in the UK, France or both. I understand the capital gains in the UK, but if we have to pay capital gains in France would this be on the gains made after it became our second home. i.e We will have owned the UK property for 17 years but it would only have been our 2nd home for 2 or 3 years. In france would we have to pay capital gains on the difference between buying 17 years previously & the selling price or just pay capital gains on how much the house value has gone up in the 2 or 3 years since it became our 2nd home. If we have to pay on the full 17 years then we would need to sell before my wife starts to live in France.ThanksGed
Hi could anyone tell me the details of a legal court approved translator for the Aude area. We are applying for French citizenship and need to get our UK birth certificates translated but they have to be translated by a legal court approved translator with the correct official stamp. We are in Nébias by Quillan Thanks Carol
hi, we are thinking of selling our apartment in Le cap D agde and are wondering how hard it would be to do it ourselves rather than using an agent. we have owned it now for 10 years and wondered what we need to do re certificates etc and how much tax we are likely to pay. any help /advice will be greatly appreciated alsocan anyone recommend an English speaking Notaire in or around agedmany thanks David
I know I have done this all wrong but advice would be welcome.I arrived in France 10 yrs ago driving a UK reg converted truck/camping car. Not knowing if I would stay I didn't register it in France as I had no address. During last 10 yrs I've moved around different regions and the truck has been mostly parked off road except for my (illegal) night-time transitions. Due to lack of finance/work/residence I didn't conform to legal requirements for insurance/tax.I now have sold the truck to a Spaniard IN FRANCE and urgently need advice on how best to transfer ownership. It has no current MOT nor valid registration in UK. Am I up a creek with no paddle? Would it be best for him to register in his home country, get it MOT/Registered in UK or navigate French Bureaucracy?
After more than 40 years of permanently living in France, my wife and I are getting divorced. We are both British Citizens, and we were married in the UK.We are getting divorced "à l'aimiable". In any divorce proceedings, is there anything that differentiates us from 2 french nationals getting divorced?Thanks for your help.Malcolm Cox
My wife and I, US citizens, have been living part-time in France under 1-year cartes de séjour for several years. They must be renewed annually and do not allow us to work, which is fine. But I am trying to understand if we are eligible for a multi-year residency permit. Based on my research on service-public.fr it appears the only type of residency permit that might apply is the 10-year retraité card. However, I am having trouble understanding the applicable conditions. Based on my reading of the law it requires that one have resided in France under a residency card; have established one's habitual residence outside France; and (here's where I'm unclear) be the beneficiary of d'une pension contributive de vieillesse, de droit propre ou de droit dérivé, liquidée au titre d'un régime de base français de sécurité sociale. Neither of us receives a pension, although we have sufficient funds in tax-advantaged retirement accounts to (we hope) last our lifetimes. Anyone have any thoughts or experience on whether we might get qualify for the 10-year residency card?Thanks in advance.