Hello - I live in the Val de Marne département and I applied for my carte de séjour back in January 2019 when the government were inviting applications on a site headed ‘demande de titre de séjour dans le cadre du Brexit sans accord’. I’m British and have been resident in France since 2004 without interruption.
I received a reply from the Ministère de l’Intérieur confirming my application with a short reference number (5 figures) and was told to wait for my prefecture to get in touch.
All very clear, except over the past year I have heard nothing whatsoever about my application from the prefecture (Creteil) which has either ignored all my emails or sent standardised replies asking for my ‘numero étranger’ (10 figures) which, of course, I don’t have because I’ve never been given one! In the email they sent, they say that without this number they won’t deal with my enquiry.
When I called the Préfecture this morning the person who answered interrupted me as soon as I mentioned carte de séjour, refused to let me finish my sentence and put my call through to a recording telling me to email them at the same address I’ve been trying since last October!
I have a job and two kids to feed so this is not a trivial matter; if I don’t have the carte de séjour by the end of June I won’t be able to work (or live) in France.
Is anyone else having similarly kafkaesque experiences? Anyone able to advise? Is this kind of treatment normal?