RE: Residency Permit


Neither the DRCL nor Chief Officer Cotiche has answered our letter of 19 November 1998.

In order to resolve as soon as possible our "clandestine" situation on the French Territory, I request the following:

-A residency permit for my wife Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt, US citizen and
-For me, Achim Klemmt, born on November 11, 1961 in Hamburg, CEE German citizen, I ask you to either extend my residency permit No. 5700007951, expiration date September 1991, or to furnish me with a new permit.

The judgement of the Tribunale Aministratif of Papeete on September 28, 1993 in the included documentation M. Van Drunen vs. The French Republic, requires the length of this residency to be no less than 5 years.

I hereby cite the judgement of the Tribunal:

- The High Commissioner misinterpreted the decree of April 17 1939, which does not recognize the Residency length of 5 years,

- The High Commissioner misinterpreted his own domain of granting permanent residencies,

- The laws relative to the delivery of residency permits for European citizens were not respected.

An absence of response on your part will be considered as agreement for our permanent residency in French Polynesia.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Goldschmidt, the Director of the Law Department at the German Embassy in Paris, Rue, Franklin D. Roosevelt 13/15, if you have any questions.

Our distinguished salutations while awaiting your response,

Erika and Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt

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