27 March 2017

A Shiny New Passeport!

Yes, "passeport" !

Rick got his French passeport today!!!

Ten days ago (yes, 10), Rick went to the mairie (aka Hôtel de Ville, or the mayor's office) here in Sète to ask about getting one. He had already filled in the form online, and had that and his photos and ID. He came away with an appointment for the next Monday, when he brought them all back. He got a tracking number, which showed on Wednesday that it was being processed. On Friday, he got a text message saying that he could pick it up at the mairie! So, Monday, he did! From appointment to waiting for pickup, it took 5 days!

Now to take it for a spin...


Frank Fish said...

Excellent! I want one! What is the residency requirement in France?

Julie said...

Hi Frank - residency and citizenship are two different things, of course. If you are aiming for residency, then there are many different visa types, and the requirements for each vary depending on the consulate you "belong" to. So, I can't give you any specific help there, except to look up your consulate and your circumstance. Once you are a resident of France, the current law lets you apply for citizenship after 5 years. Then it can take 6 months to 2 years to get it.