Récépissé

I am no longer sans-papiers! I finally received the récépissé for renewing my carte de séjour (which expired May 7) this morning. I turned in the paperwork on March 27, and received it on May 24. ::sigh::

However, the récépissé is only valid until August 14, and I don’t think I will be receiving a new CDS this time. I’m not sure what to do if I don’t have a new work contract by then. The préfecture originally said that the récépissé would be valid until October so that I would have time to receive the new contract (if I even receive a new contract.)

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  • Karina

    your recepisse is only valid for 3 months each time, and you can always go back in August and say that you’re still waiting on your contract seeing as how EVERYONE is on vacation in Aug and its not possible to hear from the Rectorat. That could have a high chance of working. It is possible to keep renewing recepisses until you have all of the official papers collected. Last summer I went through 3 before I finally got my paperwork for my lectrice job to get the real CDS. Chin up.

  • Karina

    your recepisse is only valid for 3 months each time, and you can always go back in August and say that you’re still waiting on your contract seeing as how EVERYONE is on vacation in Aug and its not possible to hear from the Rectorat. That could have a high chance of working. It is possible to keep renewing recepisses until you have all of the official papers collected. Last summer I went through 3 before I finally got my paperwork for my lectrice job to get the real CDS. Chin up.

  • DestinationMetz

    If you don’t get renewed as an assistant, perhaps another route is to enrol at a university? Even if you don’t actually fulfil the course, it will allow you to legally work without jeapordising anything should you be caught. Or is getting a student visa impossible on your current one? It’s worth looking into, but I hope you’ll be renewed! You’re obviously a natural at teaching, so I would be surprised if you aren’t.

  • DestinationMetz

    If you don’t get renewed as an assistant, perhaps another route is to enrol at a university? Even if you don’t actually fulfil the course, it will allow you to legally work without jeapordising anything should you be caught. Or is getting a student visa impossible on your current one? It’s worth looking into, but I hope you’ll be renewed! You’re obviously a natural at teaching, so I would be surprised if you aren’t.

  • The Franco Fille

    Bonne chance!

  • The Franco Fille

    Bonne chance!

  • IslandGirl4Ever2

    Hi.. Just got my convocation to go pick up my CDS from the sous prefecteur!!!! YIPPEE!!! I filed my paperwork in Sept.. and they said they were so back-logged I wouldn’t get the carte until May.. I renewed mine twice.. So, this one is now good for a year.. and then all over again minus the medical visit and civics course!! You will get yours soon.. Good luck!!—Leesa

  • IslandGirl4Ever2

    Hi.. Just got my convocation to go pick up my CDS from the sous prefecteur!!!! YIPPEE!!! I filed my paperwork in Sept.. and they said they were so back-logged I wouldn’t get the carte until May.. I renewed mine twice.. So, this one is now good for a year.. and then all over again minus the medical visit and civics course!! You will get yours soon.. Good luck!!
    —Leesa

  • Kashif

    I have received Récépissé de demande de carte de séjour for second time and will be finishing in December I want to know about my stuats that if somone got second Récépissé than how much will be the chances for receiving the carte de séjour what should i do now can you give me some sugestions. thanks
    kashif Khan

  • Kashif

    I have received Récépissé de demande de carte de séjour for second time and will be finishing in December I want to know about my stuats that if somone got second Récépissé than how much will be the chances for receiving the carte de séjour what should i do now can you give me some sugestions. thanks
    kashif Khan

  • mehran2000

    hi i received my recepisse recently from prefecture and mine has a pink line with a yellow mark on it on the left side and a pink mark on the right side.i do not know what those pink line and marks represent and say.please help me and tell me what kind of redepisse is it?thanks

  • rejje

    i like to know result of my comission becouse stil i geting demandde asile if i know my result by anywer its great to me so anyone know how to chaqe a cout disstion tanx

  • Shannon

    Hi guys! I’m having a hard time finding the necessary info about this online, but this thread seemed like a good place to try! I was an assistante d’anglais and found a job at a University in Lyon. With my work contract, I went to the prefecture to renew my work visa that I had as an assistant and they gave me a récépissé. I was just wondering if any of you know if you can work legally with a récépissé while you’re waiting to pick up for official CDS. My contract starts at the end of August, but my CDS won’t be ready until September. Thanks for any help and advice!!!

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