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Passport woes and a miracle

Passport woes and a miracle

  French expats blogs all have at least one thing in common. Actually, strike that, blogs from French expats AND from expats living in France, all have one thing in common. They all contain at least one post bemoaning French bureaucracy, be it the post office, the embassy, the social security people; whatever the problem, if […]

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Success at the French Consulate

Success at the French Consulate

Against all odds, yesterday was a good day. I’ve been feeling quite stressed the last few days leading up to yesterday’s trip to London to apply for French passports for me and Little Girl. Dealing with French administration can be a painful process, whether you are a French citizen or not! In fact, it is probably […]

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The pleasures of dealing with the French...

The pleasures of dealing with the French administration

There are only two things that are sure to send me into a whirl of anxiety: car maintenance and French bureaucracy. In the case of car maintenance, it might just be inherent weakness on my part. For no reason whatsoever, the thought of having to put oil in a car makes me feel really stressed. […]

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