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    I've been in Paris since October (here till end of Jan) and I've only just got back the "attestation de loyer" form from the landlord.

    I went to the CAF the other day and I found out I need a couple more things

    - some sort of proof of medical insurance
    I lost my EHIC somewhere in the UK but I'm going to call them monday morning to sort that out...

    - "une déclaration sur l'honneur garantissant que vous disposez de resources suffisantes"

    my reaction to that was just LOL. What the hell is that? Do I just follow this template and write I have enough money to not end up a hobo??

    Another thing worrying me is that it might take a while to get a new EHIC... they backdate the CAF 3 months tops apparently so if I submit it early Jan, will I still get all my money since October (being the first month) doesn't count anyway?
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    (Original post by Breadster™)
    I've been in Paris since October (here till end of Jan) and I've only just got back the "attestation de loyer" form from the landlord.

    I went to the CAF the other day and I found out I need a couple more things

    - some sort of proof of medical insurance
    I lost my EHIC somewhere in the UK but I'm going to call them monday morning to sort that out...

    - "une déclaration sur l'honneur garantissant que vous disposez de resources suffisantes"

    my reaction to that was just LOL. What the hell is that? Do I just follow this template and write I have enough money to not end up a hobo??

    Another thing worrying me is that it might take a while to get a new EHIC... they backdate the CAF 3 months tops apparently so if I submit it early Jan, will I still get all my money since October (being the first month) doesn't count anyway?
    October does count, it's just that they always pay one month after (so if you move out on the 31st June you'll still get APL in July).

    It's become very lately. They cut mine off in August, though I'm hoping to get it all come through next week, which will be a nice Christmas present. As for the letter, I wrote something along the lines of :

    Madame, Monsieur,

    Je sousigné M. Prénom NOM déclare sur l'honneur posséder des ressources suffisantes à financer mon existence en France.

    fait à Town, le date

    I don't know where you get your money from, I'd add the following to the sentence if you have a loan from the SLC, just to be on the safe side : "ayant souscrit un prêt étudiant auprès du Student Loans Company à la hauteur de AMOUNT."

    I'd also stick in some sort of document from your loan, just to be sure...
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    Thanks for your reply wes.

    Are you sure I'd still get October-November? I was pretty sure that they make it clear that you don't get any aid for the first month of your stay.

    Also, I don't have a student loan this year, my parents are helping me out...should I mention that? I guess I could get give them a bank statement from BNPP but I've only got like 1 1/4 month's rent in that account.


    Edit: Another thing, is getting the EHIC the best way of going about assuring them of your health insurance ? I'm only here for a little while longer so I'm thinking it's pointless/too much hassle to try and get social security here.
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    (Original post by Breadster™)
    Thanks for your reply wes.

    Are you sure I'd still get October-November? I was pretty sure that they make it clear that you don't get any aid for the first month of your stay.

    Also, I don't have a student loan this year, my parents are helping me out...should I mention that? I guess I could get give them a bank statement from BNPP but I've only got like 1 1/4 month's rent in that account.


    Edit: Another thing, is getting the EHIC the best way of going about assuring them of your health insurance ? I'm only here for a little while longer so I'm thinking it's pointless/too much hassle to try and get social security here.
    The EHIC is the best you can get really, you just risk to get into a mess with the social security. If you haven't taken a loan or something then just say you have the means to live, it should be enough.

    You get APL for every month you live there, but you don't receive it the first month as it's paid in arrears.

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