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The situation of the services responsible for residence permits in the Alpes-Maritimes has not improved since the inventory of
Many foreigners find themselves in "problematic situations", concedes the prefecture, victim of the health crisis and Brexit.
Since the inventory published by
in June 2020, the situation of the services responsible for residence permits in the Alpes-Maritimes has not really improved.
Because of extended deadlines, many foreigners find themselves in "problematic situations", concedes the prefecture victim of the health crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, and now also slowed down by 5,000 requests linked to Brexit.
“It's true, the smooth running of services is impacted by this crisis.
Yes, we do not work in the same way ”, admitted the prefect Bernard Gonzalez at the beginning of the week.
The teams in charge of foreign nationals "strongly mobilized, have deeply reorganized in" crisis management "mode", according to him.
"The deadlines are currently two to three months"
At the beginning of last summer, already, at the time of deconfinement, a young woman of Latin American origin, questioned by
, was left unanswered despite the steps taken six months earlier.
The files are still dragging on.
“This month of March should allow the services to respond to a request for renewal of the title by sending a receipt valid for six months within fifteen days from receipt of the request.
The deadlines are currently two to three months ”, specifies the prefecture, seized of the case of a foreigner who can no longer work because his title has expired, and has no receipt of his request for the employer.
"Situations of this nature every day"
How many foreigners would be in difficulty like this?
"It's been a lot of people, I don't know if we are in the thousands," explained the prefect.
"We have situations of this nature every day, people must write, the most urgent are resolved", assures those around him.
The Nice Administrative Court registers for its part "dozens of requests per month".
The problems began when the prefecture closed its premises to the public and processed all requests via the Internet, which caused delays "extremely long since last summer", observe the magistrates of the administrative court.
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