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Administrative

La Vie en France is a enterprise with extensive experience – and experience – internationally. An example of this is the fact that its founders have resided in France since 2009. Due to both professional and personal knowledge, La Vie en France's multidisciplinary team is able to help individuals and companies wishing to settle in France, Portugal or in Brazil.

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Starting a business in France, Portugal and Brazil

Change from a foreign driver's license to a French, Portuguese or Brazilian license

Opening accounts in France, Portugal and Brazil: banking, energy, gas, internet, among others

Assistance in enrolling children in schools in France, Portugal or Brazil

Marriage or PACs – stable union in France – at the town hall (Mairie)

Procedures for applying for ordinary visas in France: student, aupair, visitor, vie privée familiale, vacances-travail, among other types of visas

Procedures for special visas in France: creation of a enterprise, investor, startup, athlete, highly qualified employee, researcher, work visa, among other types of visa

Procedures for work authorization in France

Procedures for changing visa category – or residence permit in France

Appealfor Denied Visa Applications in France

Application and/or renewal and/or change of residence permit

Apply to a residence permit from another European country's residence permit to a French residence permit

Exceptional application for a residence permit, applied for directly in France – married/pacsé (stable union with a Frenchman) or father/mother of a French child

Regularization of undocumented people in France – without visa or residence permit

Registration at CAF (Caisse des Allocations Familiales)

Enrollment in the AME (L'Aide Médicale de L'État): free health insurance for undocumented persons in France

Enrollment in the French Social Security (Sécurité Sociale and Carte Vitale)

Minor – visa and document for the circulation of a foreign minor

French nationality by decree, filiation and marriage

Procedures for applying for visas in Portugal: student, work, family, investor, among other types of visas

Request for the Equality Statute in Portugal: agreement signed in 1971 between Brazil and Portugal, which, if granted to the applicant, guarantees the equivalence of rights in both countries

Request and/or renewal and/or exchange of the resident permis in Portugal

Regularization of undocumented people in Portugal

Expression of interest

Portuguese nationality by decree, filiation, descent, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and marriage

Procedures for applying for visas in Brazil: student, work, family, among other types of visas

Request for the Equality Statute in Brazil: agreement signed in 1971 between Brazil and Portugal, which, if granted to the applicant, guarantees the equivalence of rights in both countries

Residence and renewal letter – National Migration Registry (RNM)

Regularization of foreigners in Brazil

Regularization of voter registration in Brazil

CPF registration for foreigners in Brazil

Brazilian nationality by decree and affiliation

Legal - International Law

Rafaela Pacheco Cintra Prado is a lawyer registered with the Brazilian and Portugal Bar Association. She is also a sollicitor in France. In this way, with extensive national and international experience, La Vie en France assists individuals and companies who need legal assistance in Brazil and Portugal, in addition to having renowned partner lawyers in France.

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Document search in France, Portugal and Brazil

Procedures for applications for French, Portuguese, Brazilian and Italian nationality

Family right

Marriage and stable union at the registry office with digital certificate, by proxy or in person

Purely consensual divorce (friendly, without assets and without underage children) at the registry office with digital certificate, by proxy or in person

Litigious divorce

Approval of a foreign judgment in Brazil

Foreign marriage registration in Brazil

Civil right

Judicial and extrajudicial notices

Punitives damages among other cases

Contracts and powers of attorney

Rectification of civil status certificates

Judicial Brazilian nationality

If you are the holder of an e-CPF ICP-Brasil digital certificate, know that it is possible to carry out several procedures directly with the notary in Brazil, with the intermediation of a lawyer.

Legalisation of signature and/or authentication of documents that will take effect in Portugal

Family right

Marriage and stable union at the registry office by proxy and/or in person

Consensual and litigious divorce

Approval of a foreign judgment in Portugal

Foreign marriage registration in Portugal

Civil right

Judicial and extrajudicial notices

Punitives damages among other cases

Contracts and powers of attorney

Rectification of civil status certificates

Retirement

Tax

La Vie en France is a enterprise specialized in the tax area. We have professionals from different areas of activity, thus enabling an integrated look at modern and personalized consulting and advice. One of our most sought after services is the Income Tax declaration for expatriates in France.

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Personal Income Tax Declaration in Brazil and France

Income Tax Return for expatriates in France (régime d’impatriation)

** According to the impatriation regime, the expatriate who goes to France with a local employment contract, or the employee of the same group of companies who is transferred from another country to France - as long as he has not been a tax resident in France, in the last five years, you will be able to apply for and benefit from this regime and will be entitled to an eight-year exemption from income tax in France. And the company for which the expatriate works will also be able to obtain exemption from the social and salary contributions of this employee. An important benefit for both that should not be overlooked.

Study

La Vie en France is a enterprise specialized in making dreams come true for Brazilians and foreigners who would like to study in France, Portugal or Brazil.

Based in Lyon, La Vie en France is present in the market to simplify life and bureaucratic processes: we organize your entire study project for France, Portugal or Brazil, as well as monitoring the entire visa issuance process before of you arriving in your new country!

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Research of university courses, masters and doctorates, by sector of activity and profession, in different Universities and Faculties in France, Portugal or Brazil

Preparation of Curriculum and Letter of Motivation in French and Portuguese

Application for French, Portuguese or Brazilian Universities and/or Faculties

Support in the pre-consular process at Campus France

Follow-up with the French, Portuguese or Brazilian Consulate for the student visa application - after formal acceptance by the University or Faculty

Equivalence of diplomas in Brazil, France and Portugal

Professional Mobility

We simplify life and administrative procedures for people and companies wishing to work in France, Portugal or Brazil.

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Procedures for hiring a foreign and/or Brazilian professional in France and/or Portugal or foreigners in Brazil with a visa

Procedures for requesting family reunification in France, Portugal or Brazil

Property leasing in France, Portugal and Brazil

Registration at CAF (Caisse des Allocations Familiales)

Enrollment in Social Security in France and in Portugal

Change from a foreign driver's license to a French, Portuguese or Brazilian license

Opening accounts in France, Portugal and Brazil: banking, energy, internet, among others

Assistance in enrolling children in schools in France, Portugal or Brazil

relocação

Buy and selling of properties

La Vie en France is a enterprise with expertise in real estate law and its particularities in international territory.

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Buying and selling real estate in France, Portugal and Brazil