This is the final post in our series on creating a French dossier. If you would like to know more about my tactics, strategies, and experiences with my visa submissions, head on up to the link in my bio. 👆 I have a sign-up waiting for you there. 😃
PART FIVE: How to Build a 🇫🇷French🇫🇷 Visa Dossier: THE INTERVIEW
The last dossier I submitted to the prefecture was FOUR inches thick! And while months (if not cumulatively, years) of work went into the dossier, I feel that the final cherry on the sundae is your preparation for the interview, especially if you are going in for an OFII appointment or prefecture RDV.
I dress in my Sunday best. Heels, dresses, formal and not flashy. Think of an outfit you would wear to church – modest, no loud patterns or large, noisy jewelry. Classic and understated is the goal here.
All of my appointments have taken hours to get through. Bring water and snacks, so your energy levels stay high.
One of the first things I do, especially if I have a woman representative, is to compliment them on an accessory or the color of their blouse, for example. Personal opinion: I have found that it is unusual for the French to receive compliments, especially from strangers. My praise is a