bluecole2 wrote:Yes She's been working and still working.
bluecole2 wrote:I've never been to France before
bluecole2 wrote:If that's the case why can we travel to France on holiday as an eea national rather than French national and her spouse?
bluecole2 wrote:Suppose I plan to go to France for the weekend sometime in Jan or Feb (which will still be within 3 month of the date visa was issued) am I required to get another visa? If yes, this is why is so senseless to require a visa as this doesn't help to exercise free movement with ease.
Apparently I read some info that says the visa should be free but is wasn't for me, I had to pay twice as the first app was refused. Is France visa free for non eea national whose spouse is French?
And finally my visa is type C where do I queue(with my spouse?) and do I get my passport stamped?
bluecole2 wrote:I paid around 74£ for each application(2 app in total), 51£ to France embassy and 23£ to TLScontact.
passport with residence card stamp inside
Hotel reservation/lodging attestation
3 months payslips
There required I sumitted all these or visa will be refused
The visa is type C and it doesn't have family member of ... On it.
And we're traveling together
bluecole2 wrote::)Reporting from Langres, France :)
Pay slips are mine.
isn't it also illegal to require such amount of documents and refuse me visa because I can provide an original lodging attestation?
Plum70 wrote:BTW Directive, you mention the OP opting to use TLS contact and therefore probably not getting their fee refunded. Is there any other way to apply for a French Schengen visa except via TLS?
Schengen visa processing handbook wrote:3.2. Service fee in case of outsourcing of the collection of applications
As family members should not pay any fee when submitting the application, they cannot be
obliged to obtain an appointment via a premium call line or via an external provider whose
services are charged to the applicant. Family members must be allowed to lodge their
application directly at the consulate without any costs. However, if family members decide
not to make use of their right to lodge their application directly at the consulate but to use the
extra services, they should pay for these services.
If an appointment system is nevertheless in place, separate call lines (at ordinary local tariff)
to the consulate should be put at the disposal of family members respecting comparable
standards to those of "premium lines", i.e. the availability of such lines should be of standards
comparable to those in place for other categories of applicants and an appointment must be
allocated without delay.
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