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Old May 30th 2019, 6:20 am
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morning wondered if somebody could help me. I have applied for a Carte de Sejour, along with my Husband. We went to our appointments together and applied at the same booth one after the other. The lady at the counter did all the necessary with regards to paperwork, fingerprints etc.Which were all put into the same folder. Now my question is ....
My Husband has recieved notification when to attend the prefecture to pick his up. (over a week ago) and I’ve heard nothing! Has my paperwork been mislayed? Had it fallen down the back of a filing cabinet or am I being impatient . What do I do? Thank you
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Old May 30th 2019, 7:52 am
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A very good question!
Knowing that most if not all prefectures are now desperately short-staffed (nothing to do with Brexit) and furthermore run off their feet with CdS applications from many nationalities (you've obviously seen the queues of 'em during your visits), if I were you I would wait another week or 10 days and then follow up inquiries.

Fwiw, I made an application at a different service at the prefecture for the renewal of a number of permits. Knowing that these in the past have taken from 1 to 3 months to renew, I presented my 30 page dossier in Sept - well in good time - as the permits expired in Jan of this year. I'd still not received any feed-back by mid Jan and started to panic. Several e-mails followed with nowt forthcoming by Feb. Spoke to someone who assured me they were doing everything to clear the backlog of applications. A week or two later I then sent a letter by registered mail explaining my serious concerns. My permits were received mid March, a wait of over 5 months, for something that at the best took 1 month a few years ago.
Checking over the permits I realised there was one missing - a serious ommision. I checked copies of my original application and all was in order, I'd overlooked nothing. A registered mail was sent to the prefecture informing them of their ommision. I've heard nothing since! But due to the importance, don't intend to let this rest.
Now I don't intend to make this a political rant, but it's not surprising that so many in the public sector and especially medical staff are at the end of their tether, and just last week, the emergency service of a hospital went on strike due to chronic understaffing, leading to burn-out and other work-associated difficulties. It's definitely not looking good for the future.........

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