Are you a foreign ascendant of a French national residing in France and wishing to obtain a long-stay visa on this basis in France? The MALEKIAN law firm can assist you in filing your visa application or challenging a visa rejection before the CRRV and, if necessary, before the administrative court in Nantes.
What is a long-stay visa for the ascendant of a French national?
A long-stay visa (VLS) for the ascendant of a French national allows its holder to come and live in France. The foreigner residing outside France may apply for this visa from the French consular authorities in their country of residence.
What are the conditions to be met for an application for a visa for the ascendant of a French national?
- Proof of a filial relationship with the descendant, his or her French nationality or that of his or her spouse
- Sufficient means to support oneself
- Health coverage in France
- Proof of housing in France
What are the reasons for refusal of a VLS for the ascendant of a French national?
The French consular authority may rely on one or more stereotyped reasons to refuse an application for a visa for the ascendant of a French national. Examples include:
- Non-authenticity of the civil status document produced by the foreigner (e.g., errors or omissions on the document, lack of mandatory information, etc.)
- One or more of the necessary conditions for the application for a VLS for the ascendant of a French national are not met
- Threat to public order (e.g., in case of conviction in France)
How to challenge a refusal of a VLS for the ascendant of a French national?
A challenge against the refusal of a VLS for the ascendant of a French national can be made at two levels: an administrative appeal or a hierarchical appeal and/or a contentious appeal to the competent administrative court.