Support in getting your visa and residency permit(carte de séjour)

It is not easy to understand which visa to choose from nor the complex procedures.
We are here to help you identify what type of visa or residency permit you can apply for based on your status and your objectives for coming to France.
Once this has been identified, we inform you about the procedure to follow.
We help you gather together the necessary documents to obtain your visa from the Consulate in your country of residency before arriving in France.
We also help you obtain the necessary visas and documents so that your family (spouse and children) can come with you to France.

That's it, you've got your visa !

What do you need to do now ?
Apply for the document that corresponds to your Visa.
Rest assured, we will help you with all these procedures.

LONG-STAY VISA EQUIVALENT TO A RESIDENCY PERMIT

You have obtained a long-stay visa that is equivalent to a residency permit (VLS-TS) this is what normally happens if you plan to stay for no more than one year.
We help you complete the mandatory formalities with the OFII (French Office of Immigration and Integration) within three months of your arrival in France so that you can validate your visa.
Note: if you have obtained this type of visa, you must have it renewed by applying for a residency permit
séjour à la Préfecture compétente deux mois avant
the relevant Prefecture, two months before it expires.

LONG-STAY VISA NOT EQUIVALENT TO A RESIDENCY PERMIT

If you have obtained a long-stay visa that is not equivalent to a residency permit (long-stay visa bearing the statement “residency permit to be applied for within two months of arrival”), which is normally the case if the envisaged duration of your stay is longer than one year, we will help you to compile the documents required to obtain your residency permit.

"Please note that temporary Long-Stay Visas are subject to the same rules as for Visitor Visas : renewal and/or change of status is not authorized. The applicant has to go back to his original country in order to submit a new file."

Susanna R.

Perfect ! Many thanks. Your service was very good all around and a special thank you to the very helpful Domitille!


Susanna R.

2019-07-08T15:38:47+02:00
Perfect ! Many thanks. Your service was very good all around and a special thank you to the very helpful Domitille! Susanna R.

Daniel R.

Je sors de l'ambassade de Corée, le dossier était parfait, Merci bien Armelle pour l'excellente préparation! Tout de bon!


Daniel R.

2019-07-08T15:50:40+02:00
Je sors de l'ambassade de Corée, le dossier était parfait, Merci bien Armelle pour l'excellente préparation! Tout de bon! Daniel R.

Elena G.

Awesome!  we finally have a place 🙂  Thanks so much Domitille, you have been beyond awesome throughout this process. 


Elena G.

2019-07-08T15:52:34+02:00
Awesome!  we finally have a place 🙂  Thanks so much Domitille, you have been beyond awesome throughout this process.  Elena G.

Solange

Plus de 1,000 euros remboursés par la mutuelle hier...on va dire que vos services sont déjà plus que remboursés !! Bravo!


Solange

2019-07-08T15:54:26+02:00
Plus de 1,000 euros remboursés par la mutuelle hier...on va dire que vos services sont déjà plus que remboursés !! Bravo! Solange
RelocationZen provides assistance in filing or renewing your residency permit.

PREFECTURE

We go with you to the relevant Prefecture to submit the application file
(where you must present all the original documents, as well as copies),
and monitor the application until the document is obtained.

When you submit your application to the Prefecture, while the permit is being prepared,
you will receive a receipt stating your residency permit application has been submitted.
This document will allow you to stay legally in France until you obtain your residency permit.

RENOUVELLEMENT DU TITRE

We can also help you if you already have a
residency permit and would like to request a renewal
from the competent Prefecture (verification of the necessary documents,
assistance at the Prefecture while submitting the application,
monitoring the application until the renewed residency permit is granted).

 

CITOYEN EUROPEEN

If you are European, you do not need a visa to come and live in France. However, you can apply for an “EU citizen” residency permit once you have settled in France. This permit will facilitate all your administrative tasks.

The case for British citizens is a little different due to Brexit. By 2020, obtaining a residency permit will become compulsory for British people staying in France.

 

NATURALISATION

Have you been living in France for more than five years,
or are you married to a French person?
We can help you become a naturalised citizen. We help you to compile all the necessary documents,
and we can assist you in submitting the application.
We will monitor the application process until you obtain French nationality.

 

Please note that the list of documents comes directly from the requirements established by the civil service and the Prefecture.

Each prefecture can request additional documents to those found on the list without notice.

 

Once at the Prefecture, the civil servant can easily request additional documents, even if they were not on the official list.

 

It is always best to arrive with more documents than to have to come back to the Prefecture because of a missing document.

You will need to have a lot of patience when you go to the Prefecture

Without an appointment, people usually wait between 2 and 3 hours in the suburbs and up to a full day in Paris.

If by chance the wait is shorter then we just have to count ourselves lucky!