I'm wondering if anyone can help me on this matter as I'm really confused about what to do next.
I just got married with my filipina wife and I'm wondering how to do in the future to go back to Europe with her. My situation confuses me for this reason:
I'm italian nationality, working in HK and I used to live in France for the last 5 years. I'm planning to go back to France in 2016. I'm owner of a flat in France, where I used to live before and where I'm planning to live again when I'll be back.
My concern is about how to bring my wife to France? Shall she ask for a tourist visa as a spouse and once we are there, we apply for a residence for her?
I called both the Italian and French embassies and in Italy looks like much more easier to get a visa for my wife, so I was also thinking to get her first a tourist visa to Italy and stay in France (besides she will be allowed to travel in France) and in the meantime to ask to the french Prefecture the residency for her in France with me.
Actually I'm bit confused what's the best process, so what you think guys? Which is the best way to leave together from HK?
Thank you for your help :-)