I had another go last night and gave up as it seemed that my details were not accepted by their system.
This morning i got a phone call from them to go thru all the details and then they emailed my dossier etc so i could print and sign - hurrah !
and then i note another en=mail from someone else saying i should ring up and discuss it ! lefthand right hand scenario i think
but its all ready to post now
thanks for your reply
NB it occurs to me that the civil servants here do not want things being done in an automated way online as it would be in the UK for example and so they have to get involved in the process.
trop de fonctionaires=trop de taxe ,SIMPLES !