Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 November in Rome
  2. 2 PARIS
  3. 3 Is This SIM Mobile Computer Plan OK?
  4. 4 Help me decide which major city to cut based on time of year.
  5. 5 Germany or Sweden
  6. 6 Trains in Italy
  7. 7 Whathello Paris
  8. 8 Germany vs Sweden nightlife
  9. 9 Rouen or Rennes to pick up Rental Car
  10. 10 Trip Report Trip For Physical, Intellectual, Emotional Exercize
  11. 11 Trip Report The Little Cyclades, Santorini, Vienna
  12. 12 Rome -- The next time around
  13. 13 Supplements in Carry on bag
  14. 14 Driving from Culzean Castle to Bamburgh
  15. 15 London vacation rental agency
  16. 16 Alitala
  17. 17 Transport for local Venice travel
  18. 18 Possible French strike on 9/21
  19. 19 Campania in June, July, September
  20. 20 Trip Report Truffles, Tajarin & Turin…Two weeks in the Piemonte Region of Italy
  21. 21 7 nights in Iceland, in July 2018
  22. 22 Help Planning Denmark Sweden Norway trip
  23. 23 sylvenstein road in Bavaria
  24. 24 Maybe your worst nighmare...
  25. 25 Suggestions for driving Cadiz to Zaragosa
View next 25 » Back to the top

Traveling without a Resident Permit

Jump to last reply

So I realize that may people are out there trying to evade the law and then come on here asking for the best ways to do so. Let me just say, THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE CASES!! I am an American who has recently married a British citizen and we are living in France near Geneva. I arrive in France at the beginning of September and shortly after that sent my documents and paperwork to the prefecture as advised by the French consulate before I left the States. Now here is where it gets concerning. I did my research and realized that it would take some time to get my permit and tried to get this done ASAP. However, the prefecture has sent back my things twice asking for things that weren't originally in my lists and my 3 months free stay is up. Now this usually wouldn't be an issue because I would usually stay put until my permit came in. But now the holiday season is upon us and my husband and I want to go home for Christmas. HERE is my concern. Since I don't have my permit and my free stay time is expired, will I be punished even though I have followed all the laws? Or will I just not get to see family for the holidays? Do I have options? If I bring all our documents and thugs with us will that be enough?
Anything will help! Thanks

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement