In this video, Allison discusses how letting go of expectations on how bureaucratic things “should” be done in France will save you a lot of hassle and headaches. Allison points out how assumptions and expectations of French bureaucracy may be problematic for your integration into France. Don’t make assumptions that these bureaucratic processes will be clear, straightforward or the same for each person. Each French bureaucratic office has a specific function, and may operate differently than another office. For example, the office for student visas functions differently than long-stay visitor visas. Be sure you speak with the person or office most appropriate for your situation and questions.
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