I am British with a home in France. My husband is British and a French resident.
I had a 6 month visa which expired in May and I have returned to the UK.
I would like to apply for a one year visa, with a view to residency.
I have read that I have to wait until six months after the expiry of my previous visa before applying again.
I am trying to find out what is the official date of application for a visa: (1) the day that I complete the application form on https://france-visas.gouv.fr/ website; (2) the date of the appointment at the TLS contact centre, or (3) the date that the application is received by the French Consulate in London?
I have asked TLS for this information and they advised me to email the Consulate. That email bounced back with a generic response.
Could you advise on this or point me to someone who can, please?