Travailleur Temporaire to Vie Privée et Familiale

I love that I just now received my travailleur temporaire carte de séjour for being an assistant when I have five weeks of work left. Really, what was the point??

Anyway, I got the list of documents that I need to provide for my first vie privée et familiale card due to being PACSed. For the Annecy prefecture, this is the list:

Demande de Carte de Séjour
Premiere Carte Vie Privée et Familiale – PACS
Photocopies et Originaux

Important: Lors du dépôt du dossier les deux partenaries doivent être présents. SAUF CAS PARTICULIER (régularisation exceptionelle…) CETTE CARTE EST DELIVREE AU RENOUVELLEMENT DE LA CST VISITEUR précédemment obtenue avec un visa D.

- Passeport: pages d’identité, numéro, dates de validité et entrée régulière en France
- Carte nationale d’identité ou passeport du partenaire FRANCAIS
- Extrait d’acte de naissance datant de moins de 3 mois, avec filiation traduit en français (traducteur assermenté)
- Déclaration de communauté de vie (à remplir en mairie)
- Déclaration de non polygamie (à remplir en mairie)
- Justificatif de domicile aux deux noms : contrat de location ou quittance de loyer ou d’électricité de moins de trois mois. Si vous êtes hébergé par un particulier, attestation d’hébergement du logeur + piece d’identité + quittance. Si vous êtes hébergé dans une résidence, attestation d’hébergement.
- 3 photos d’identité (45mm x 35mm)
- Justificatifs de revenu du partenaire
- Justificatifs de communauté de vie antérieurs au PACS

Imprime visite médicale ANAEM à renseigner en MAIRIE
Désistement recours contentieux en cours

UPDATE April 14: You also need to bring a copy of your current carte de séjour, a récépissé de PACS that is less than 3 months old, the actual PACS contract, and a déclaration des impôts !!!

So I’m not sure what some of those documents are, especially the last one about communauté de vie antérieurs au PACS. I guess we’ll have to go to the mairie and figure this stuff out. I’m annoyed that I have to get another birth certificate from Michigan and then have it translated (for 35 €), when I’ve already done that for my previous CDS and to get PACSed.

And I need to renew my passport soon, but first I have to find a photo shop around here that will do American passport photos. Luckily I can renew by mail and pay with my American credit card too:

Paperwork fun never ends. I can’t wait for May when I can start filling out unemployment forms!

Last trimester

La rentrée has been a little difficult for me. My schedule changed so now I work all day long Thursday & Friday, but only afternoons on Tuesday and every other Wednesday morning. My school is currently doing the bac blanc which means some of my classes are cancelled because the students are doing the practice […]

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Freedom of speech, anyone?

I’m annoyed by this. France bans naming teachers on school-rating website PARIS (AFP) — A French court on Monday ordered a website that allows pupils to rate their schools to stop naming teachers, after the country’s educational establishment denounced it as “public lynching”. The website,, which opened late January based on similar sites that […]

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Day trip 2: Lyon

Another day trip! This time it was to Lyon, the former capital of Gaul. As soon as we arrived, Jessica & I jumped on the over-priced tramway (1,50 €) and headed straight to Le Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation. We were there for over two hours and didn’t even hear the […]

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Random news about France…

Gastronomy: Sarko declared French food the best in the world and wants it recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Umm, how does food qualify as a place? And is anyone else really sick of people saying French food is better than all other food? How snobby can you get? Anyway, if you register on […]

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That crazy Sarkozy!

Sarko insulted a random man at the Salon de l’Agriculture yesterday because the man told Sarko not to touch him. Politely translated, the exchange went something like this: Man: Don’t touch me.Sarko: Then get lost.Man: You disgust me.Sarko: Get lost, poor jerk! (Sarkozy actually said casse-toi and pauvre con, which can be much more rudely […]

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Chamonix & Mont Blanc

Lucy & I decided to take a day trip to Chamonix yesterday. We’ve lived in the Alps for a year and a half, but still haven’t actually seen much of the Alps… So after two hours and three trains, we made it to Chamonix, which was surprisingly warm for February. Then after another hour of […]

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Want to be a flight attendant?

I honestly hate Delta Airlines because they left me stranded in Kentucky a few summers ago and wouldn’t pay for my hotel, but if you speak French and want to be a flight attendant, they are desperate for you! Delta is a part of the Sky Team Alliance, so it’s partnered with Northwest, Air France, […]

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French shopping my way

To encourage my agoraphobia even more (ok, I’m not really agoraphobic, I just hate people and I hate shopping), I ordered LaRedoute and 3Suisses catalogs so I could shop from home. I could just as easily shop from their websites, but I prefer looking through real pages rather than adding even more minutes hours to […]

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On learning and teaching

I cracked open my French vocabulary books after a much-too-long break from them, and rediscovered why I love learning new words. Vocabulaire expliqué du français; niveau intermédiaire begins with a chapter on prefixes and suffixes, which are mostly the same in English thanks to Latin. But there was one prefix I didn’t know in French: […]

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Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.


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