Thus, I was able to unblock my situation thanks to the CIMADE and, before them, the people that told me to go to see them, Japanese friends that run the Okasan and Tako San restaurants in the city centre. The information they gave me was much more useful than that which I was able to find by searching for “japanese in france how to get visa” or “japanese married with european visa” on the internet. I looked mainly on Japanese sites, on a forum for Japanese living abroad. I found some answers, but they didn’t really help me to resolve my problems. Things really changed when I managed to talk to someone here who had experienced the same situations as me.