I’m a Brit working in France and don’t need a visa, neither does my young son who has a British passport, however mywife and her 8 year old daughter has Thai nationality.
Here’s the problem to get a “Carte de Sejour” which would allow them, I think to stay as long as I’m still working in france, they need a Long dejour visa.
Now whats the problem then, well in there wisdom the French Embassy in Thailand has issued mywife with a six month visa (great just the job) this allows enough time to sort out the Carte de Sejour, but they have only given 45 days for her daughter and nine of these days will be used before they can get into france.
So 36 days to get a Carte de Sejour our etrangers mineurs —— I have been told it normally takes 3 to 4 months for this to happen, which means that I will have to buy tickets to fly Yasumin back to Thailand and mywife will have to escort her, another 2000+ EURO’s down the drain, unless I can get an extension? but no-one seems able to tell if this is possible.
The other way, which I don’t want or wish to do is to have her over stay until the Carte de sejour is ready, but that will probably end up with me or mywife in prison or fined and banned from all Schengen states, So it seems I must spend another small fortune in flights and applying for a new visa for Yasumin.
But thats not the end of it as she must stay out of the country for 2 or 3 months after her first visit before they will give her a new visa, I know this because mywife has just had this problem.
The Carte de Sejour couldn’t be completed while Yasumin is in Thailand as she must present her passport at the prefecture, for the application to proceed.
Is it any wonder that I’m looking stressed, I’ll probably lose some hair and have a heart attack before I get this sorted, can anyone help?