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France: Procedure for renewing a residence permit in the case of an Algerian national who has left French territory and who did not appear for the appointment indicated on the administrative receipt for the renewal of his/her one-year residence permit; the steps that such a person must take to renew his/her residence permit; whether he/she requires an entry visa to return to France; how such a visa is issued (conditionally or automatically); possibility of getting his/her residence permit back even if the renewal period has expired

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 6 December 1999
Citation / Document Symbol FRA33247.FE
Reference 1
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, France: Procedure for renewing a residence permit in the case of an Algerian national who has left French territory and who did not appear for the appointment indicated on the administrative receipt for the renewal of his/her one-year residence permit; the steps that such a person must take to renew his/her residence permit; whether he/she requires an entry visa to return to France; how such a visa is issued (conditionally or automatically); possibility of getting his/her residence permit back even if the renewal period has expired, 6 December 1999, FRA33247.FE, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4d9423.html [accessed 23 September 2014]
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The following information was provided by a consular official from the Embassy of France in Ottawa during a 3 December 1999 telephone interview.

An Algerian national, who has left French territory and who did not appear for the appointment indicated on the administration receipt for the renewal of his one-year residence permit, can obtain a visa to enter France. However, the Embassy of France must have the approval from the French prefecture that issued the one-year residence permit. The prefecture, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior, conducts an investigation related to public security (criminal background), as well as an investigation of the applicant's social and occupational background. The Embassy of France cannot, however, speculate on the decisions that the prefecture will make on the cases submitted to it. All matters concerning the issuance and renewal of residence permits are controlled by the French Ministry of the Interior, the sole authority for official information on immigration matters.

No information in addition to that available on the SOS-Net Website at could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints for this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

France. 3 December 1999. Embassy of France, Ottawa. Telephone interview with a consular official.

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources:

The following three oral sources could not provide information within time constraints:

Ministère de l'Intérieur, Sous-direction des étrangers et de la circulation transfrontalière, Paris.

Office des migrations internationales (OMI), Paris.

Legal firm that contributed to the development of the SOS-Net Website.

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