Wednesday, August 5, 2009

French bureaucracy

This morning I went on my annual trek to the Prefecture to pick up my titre de séjour and was quite pleased when I had to wait only a few minutes before my number was called. The man sent me to purchase a timbre fiscale and when I came back he had news that I was not expecting and certainly did not want to hear – my new carte de séjour isn’t ready yet. So tomorrow morning I have to go to another location and get a récépissé. The joys of French bureaucracy….


Diane said...

Figures he would send you to buy the stamps BEFORE he tells you it isn't reaady. Don't you just love them?

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Seriously! I guess it would make too much sense to be efficient and check on the status first.