Category Archives: Visa

Pre-depature Chaos: Ask Dana and Lauren

New to TAPIF? Have questions you haven’t found answers to? Freaking out in pre-departure excitement and stress? Katy of the blog So You Think You Can France offered a similar question opportunity on her blog and I really appreciated it, … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF 3: Surviving your OFII appointment

First word of advice: If you are a girl, do NOT wear a dress. Just don’t do it. Also, don’t wear anything on top that is difficult to take off. You can thank me later.* In order to get the … Continue reading

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La vie n’est pas un longue fleuve tranquille aka Consulate Visits 2 and 3

My life is full of adventure. Not always the type of adventure I like, but it’s all part of the journey. This week, I went to pick up my visa and like at my first visit, I had another surprise. … Continue reading

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Resolution

Inconvenience/ crisis avoided! I called the consulate today and they said that my visa is indeed ready for pick up. Woo hoo! So this technical problem really was resolvable. I wonder if it was only me this happened to? The … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: Getting a visa

Now on to more practical matters in the world of getting a language assistant visa. How do you get one and what should you expect? Book your appointment online. Do this in early summer, getting an appointment in late July … Continue reading

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French Consulate Déja Vu

So. Let me tell you a little story. Let’s go back two years to the summer before my Junior Year. It’s the day Lauren took a trip to the city to apply for her visa. It all happened like this. … Continue reading

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