The bureaucracy of having a visa

Right now, I am in the process of getting a student visa. Why you ask when I was born in Paris? Well… yes, I was born in Paris and went to french school in Paris and in every country I lived in until high school but I do not have french nationality.

This is something that makes me upset. A child is born in the US and they are automatically a US citizen but to become a french citizen you have to actually live there for a certain time. It is idiotic. My best friend is lucky. Her mother is french so she is a french citizen. All I have ever wanted was to be actually french. I consider myself french but in actuality I am not.

Getting a student visa is not easy. First, I had to send a money order to campus France and now I have to wait for them to process before I made my appointment.  I just need to find a french man to love and marry.

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About Flora Cross

21 year old actress and teacher. Born in Paris and raised around the world. Have lived in Panama, Haiti, Ukraine, Argentina, Israel, New York, and Los Angeles for the last nine years. Want to become a teacher for children with special needs. Loved education and life. Loves literature music and anything artistic. Moving to Paris. Favorite Musicians: Janis Joplin, The Civil Wars, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Adele, The Pretty Reckless, Birdy, Bastille, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Macklemore, Idina Menzel, Avicii, A Great Big World, Passenger, Pink and The Beatles. Flora played the lead role of Eliza in the 2005 film Bee Season, opposite Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Max Minghella. She auditioned for the part shortly before moving to Argentina, where she was living when offered the role. Her next role was playing the eccentric daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character in director Noah Baumbach's critically acclaimed Margot at the Wedding. In the film she worked alongside actors Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, John Turturro, and fellow teen actor Zane Pais. Flora plays the co-starring role of Cynthia in the upcoming film "Chlorine" (currently in post-production), written and directed by Jay Alaimo. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio as Cynthia's troubled parents, and Ryan Donowho as her eccentric brother.
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