This post is also available in: Français (French)
After 3 renewals, it is possible to ask for a 10 year resident card. That is what I did in 2009, but I was refused. I more easily obtained French naturalization, which I had asked for at the same time as the resident card. I had a positive response in 2013. It is surely thanks to my good salary, the important taxes that I had to pay, and the fact that I became the owner of my house.