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We gather you wish to know what we have tried so far.
We have not taken any action or steps regarding renewal - not in Spain , not in France.
So, does France accept that we are already Permanent Residents of the EU via Spain and grant such status upon first application, or not?
We are running out of time - cards expire in a few months.
You need to ask in France for a permanent visa because the spanish one could not be renew in France and you have no residence in Spain
So, you have to demand a new permanent residence visa in France
You can no use Spain as long you had not reside here in the last 5 years
Only in France and you have to start from cero
The visa you have now does not help you
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