Quick Tip: Renewing Your Récépissé

They no longer do paper, they're PDF

There are quite a number of people out there who submitted their residency for renewal and have not received a decision by the end of their expiration. I mean A LOT of people. I don’t know why France is handing out visas like the place is going out of business when they can’t even process the ones they do have. It’s bizarre. There is clearly no cap on their visas. They’re like Oprah, “everyone gets a visa!”.

For those that have passed the expiration, and received your letter allowing you to stay in the country, while they take their time reviewing it, you will have received your récépissé. I think they all expire within 3 months. If you are apart of any expat groups you’ll know that some people are on the 4th, 5th, they lost count récépissé. I’m not sure what happens when you get to the point of your next renewal. Do automatically assume you’re gonna try to renew and just roll it over? 

But anyway here is the link to request the renewal. I haven’t used it but I would assume it’s easy enough to request it and get it renewed. But you know what they say when you assume…