Michael Bell wonders why French bureaucrats don’t need the things they ask you for and need the things they don’t ask you for. Oh là là. 9 June 2010

Michael Bell is scheduled for his medical exam and interview with the OFII (Office française de l’immigration et de l’intégration) on October 13. He hopes this goes well. He really wants to get his premier titre de séjour without an administrative hassle or deportation … to the US or to Romania. 24 September 2010

Michael Bell has socialist French health insurance. Take that, Sarah Palin! No, on second thought, don’t take it. He needs it. 6 December 2010

Michael Bell is married to his husband in Washington, but neither the US federal government nor the French government recognizes it as a valid marriage, and apparently the infamous “l’administration française” isn’t sure if they can get PACSed in France because … wait for it … they’re already married, in a marriage that no one recognizes. That’s choice, huh? 25 January 2011

So, [French] Social Security has lost my birth certificate and the Sorbonne has lost my grade for one of my seminars. French bureaucracy isn’t inspiring a lot of confidence today. 17 February 2011

Michael Bell thinks that the French government is actively trying to give him an ulcer. 19 April 2011

Michael Bell just spent six and a half hours at the Préfecture in Bobigny … to get a piece of paper telling him to come back on July 12 at 10 am. This country’s bureaucracy is off the rails. 16 May 2011

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