Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Admin day

Today is an admin day for me bcos I was seeing 4 different type of government agencies.

1. ANPE - as an unemployed people have to have this kind of meeting with the officer talking about the future plan.

2. Tax office - this time is to submit tax return for my hubby.

3. Prefecture driver license - yah finally got my French driver license, didn't cost me anything. I'm so glad that I don't have to retake any driving test.

4. Prefecture foreign affairs - got an appointment to renew my resident card.

Have to say all of the civil servants have been very friendly and helpful. Didn't give me any pains. They were all smiling and nice, except that the wait in the prefecture is always killing.


  1. I cannot tell you how jealous I am that you got to exchange your license! I have spent hundreds of hours (and euros!) at the driving school, and it's the biggest pain ever. I will be so glad when this is all over.

  2. life in france seems to be all about dealing with gomen agencies eh? ... :)

  3. Anonymous5:07 AM

    OMG, I'm hoping to get my license exchanged...I'm getting one from another state, just so that I don't have to go through the hassle of testing all over again in France. :0l

  4. lol, looks like today is going to be another one of those funny admin days.

    Someone called from the prefecture, they need to see your passport and "carte de séjour" to complete your file.


  5. Wow, BE, hope u don't many admin days to go anymore.

  6. Samantha,

    I tried to exchange with my Texas driver license but they won't do it. For those states in US where exchange is allowed, is the French over there don't have to apply for US driver license? I hope you get your French one as soon as possible, you already drive well anyway.

    Everything is just a start over if you live in another country. I got my Malaysian license when I was 17, and I had to deal with the US one when I was there, and now again in France.

    mlle smith,
    Yes I think it's a better option if you can get one from the states who do the exchange with France.

    No way I brought my passport and carte de sejour yesterday and they didn't want to see them!

    See they are giving me pain again. Now I have to go there again bcos they forgot to see some documents.