Today I received a monitoring/checking/"control" request from the Conseil General and the local CAF (our wages are very low)
They are asking us to provide scanned copies of ALL our business receipts and expenses since 2013 and when I asked why,(because it will take me days and days to scan all this lot and they refuse to let me just take them into an office to be examined)
It was, I was told, in order to prove we really do work here (fair enough) and that specifically, it is to 'preuve votre droits de sejour"
I became a bit concerned because this "carte de sejour" business always has kept popping up.Ever since we arrived and Every now and then some officious official asks us for one and we have to explain that as E.U. citizens we really are not oblidged to carry one. Just a passport. And they shut up.
after googling "droit de sejour" - just to check I was still correct, I was horrified to discover this page
which suggests to me the the French government is preparing to introduce it as an obligatory right to be part of the french social security system (pension, health, cotisations,tax,benefits etc..) and that it is designed to discourage people from the EU to settle or stay in France.
This EU carte de sejour, it says, is "renewable" - so that suggests to me it means it needs reviewing and therefore can be refused regularly.