You are a French resident in France and you have a non-French child living outside of France, and you want to obtain a long-stay visa for your child to come and live in France with you?
MALEKIAN law firm can assist you in submitting your visa application or challenging the rejection of your visa application before the CRRV (Visa Application Review Commission), and if necessary, before the administrative court of Nantes.
What is a long-stay visa for children of French parents?
A long-stay visa (VLS) for children of French parents allows its holder to come to France to live with their French parent in France. The non-French resident can apply for this visa with the French consular authorities in their country of residence.
What are the conditions for applying for a visa for children of French parents?
• Evidence of the socio-professional situation (employment contract, work certificate, extract from the trade and companies register, school certificate, pension proof, etc.) of French parents. • Any document attesting to the personal ties between the parent and the non-French child residing in their country of residence (copy of marriage certificate, family booklet, etc.). • Proof of resources. • Medical coverage in France. • Proof of accommodation in France.
What are the reasons for refusal of a long-stay visa for children of French parents?
The French consular authority may rely on one or more of the following stereotypical reasons for refusing a visa for children of French parents:
- Non-authenticity of the civil status document produced by the foreigner (e.g., errors or omissions on the document or failure to include mandatory information, etc.).
- Failure to meet one or more of the necessary conditions for the application for a long-stay visa for children of French parents.
- Threat to public order (e.g., in case of conviction in France).
How to contest a refusal of a long-stay visa for children of French parents?
An appeal against the refusal of a long-stay visa for children of French parents can be made at two levels: a gracious or hierarchical administrative appeal and/or a contentious appeal before the competent administrative court.