1. Jen
    November 20, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    That’s great news…must give you peace of mind for awhile at least. Mine is coming up in February and I have to say right now I’m terrified I won’t find a way to stay here.

    • Andrew
      November 21, 2010 @ 8:43 am

      2 years is a long while, so yes. I imagine that I will find plenty of other stress in those years though. Ooo good luck for February.

  2. Mandi
    November 19, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

    I’m in my third year here in Germany, and I remember every single trip to the visa office so far! Luckily they’ve all been relatively pleasant experiences, and have never taken more than half an hour. But that doesn’t stop me from being at least a little bit nervous each time. ;)

    • Andrew
      November 21, 2010 @ 8:42 am

      Good to know I’m not alone. We joke about it being the Office of Foreigner Prevention; but like you I have had really good experiences.

  3. Andrea
    November 19, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    I’ve been an expat in Paris for 5 years. Luckily I have a 10 year carte de sejour so don’t have to do the annual renewal like so many expats here in France. I feel like I’m ready to change countries and Germany is on my list of possible destinations. You’re living in Germany aren’t you? Do you like it there?

    • Andrew
      November 21, 2010 @ 8:41 am

      Yup, I live in Germany, but very near the French border. I do like it here. I don’t know much about Paris, but I can well imagine that Germany would be a big change for you. What kind of work do you do? Why are you looking to change?

      • Andrea
        November 21, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

        I have an online business so can work from anywhere and wouldn’t need a work permit thankfully. I want to change cities just for a change really :) I love Germany, it’s just the cold weather that puts me off living there.

        • Andrew
          November 22, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

          It depends on where you go and how big a city you need to live in. I don’t really think much of Germany as much colder than Paris. In fact I like that it doesnt seem to get boiling hot here. We just dont have the beaches.