The daughter of a friend of ours is 19 and turns 20 in October. The mother is a UK citizen by descent, but the daughter only holds New Zealand citizenship (where she was born) and cannot obtain UK citizenship.So far, the daughter has been with her family in France (since 2010), and now her carte de séjour is running out in October. The daughter is still finishing high school (via correspondence) in New Zealand and wants to stay with the family. How can this be done?
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Hello, the daughter is not a minor child. She must go to the Préfecture and ask to renew her carte de séjour, at least 2 months before the date of expiration. I do not know the specific details of her dossier, nor the reason for which she was able to obtain the first carte de séjour. She will have to try very hard to convince the Préfecture to renew her carte de séjour. The Préfecture will alos look at her French level and her activities in France.
so there is no further automatism in extending it if she wants to stay with the family (the first carte was issued for "family reasons")
she was 17 years back then
and taking care of her 4 younger siblings
Not if she is an adult (above 18 years old). The Prefecture will make the decision.
so she would have to find her "own" reason for staying, like studying or working? would you know what typically qualifies?
If she were working or schooled in France, this would be difference.
does any work qualify if she gets the job now (her carte currently entitles her to work)?
She must go to the Préfecture and talk with them personally and explain her situation. The Péfecture can make exceptions and decide to renew her "carte de séjour", just like they can decide not to.
ok, thanks a lot
that covers my question
I do not have her "carte de séjour" in front of me; so I can not tell you if her carte allows her to work.
the carte says "toutes activités"
so that should cover it
The people in the Préfecture cans be very nice and willing to help her. But this will depend on the way you approach the Préfecture.
so that's what I will suggest in that case...
thanks a lot
Again, I do not have her "carte de séjour" in front of me; so I can not tell you if her carte allows her to work.
I think that covers my question for now, and I will encourage them to talk to the prefecture
Practicing law in France, 10+ years of experience on Paris Bar. Taught French Business Law in US
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