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February 28, 2011 2:02 PM Subscribe
I'm about to start a 5 month internship in France, I'm leaving next week, and my visa hasn't been processed yet. What should I tell customs?
posted by Groovytimes to Travel & Transportation around France (8 answers total)
My plane ticket is for a departure date of March 7th and a return date of August 25th so it'll be about 6 months (I want to travel around before and after). This internship is through a college near Paris and the visa is still being processed (they're sending me papers to sign through the mail). Even if I recieve the papers and sign them before I leave I don't think the visa will be processed until after I arrive in Paris.
How should I go about talking to customs when I land? Should I tell them that I'm on a 6 month vacation? Is that length of stay even allowed? Is there a way to show that my visa is being processed or that I have permission from my professor to work there?