Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)
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Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)

If you dream of moving to France, then you may need to start thinking about boring practicalities like visas, residency cards and health insurance. But none of these are insurmountable problems - here's our guide to moving to France and ensuring that you can (legally) stay here.

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France’s favourite seaside town
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French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France’s favourite seaside town

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

French building boom leads to shortage of builders for property renovation projects

French building boom leads to shortage of builders for property renovation projects

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

Renting furnished accommodation in France: What should your landlord provide?
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Renting furnished accommodation in France: What should your landlord provide?

Everything you need know about installing a swimming pool at your French property
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Everything you need know about installing a swimming pool at your French property

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

‘Organise your documents and dress smartly’: Readers’ top tips for getting a French visa

‘Organise your documents and dress smartly’: Readers’ top tips for getting a French visa

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

EXPLAINED: How to access France’s €20k property renovation grants
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EXPLAINED: How to access France’s €20k property renovation grants

A beginner’s guide to renting property in France
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A beginner’s guide to renting property in France

Reader question: Is my non-French Will valid in France?
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Reader question: Is my non-French Will valid in France?

Talent passport: The little-known French visa that could make moving to France a lot easier
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Talent passport: The little-known French visa that could make moving to France a lot easier

REVEALED: The richest towns in the Paris region

REVEALED: The richest towns in the Paris region

Record numbers of rural property sales as French flee to the countryside

Record numbers of rural property sales as French flee to the countryside

EXPLAINED: Do you have to pay duty if you bring furniture from the UK to France?

EXPLAINED: Do you have to pay duty if you bring furniture from the UK to France?

How France is making renting property (a bit) easier

How France is making renting property (a bit) easier

The ‘unwanted’ French properties with falling prices
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The ‘unwanted’ French properties with falling prices

Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France
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Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France

Why getting a mortgage in France is about to get more difficult

Why getting a mortgage in France is about to get more difficult

Six things to think about before buying a house in France

Six things to think about before buying a house in France

Banlieue boom: Suburbs’ property prices soar as Parisians continue to flee the city

Banlieue boom: Suburbs’ property prices soar as Parisians continue to flee the city

How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in France?
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How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in France?

The real cost of buying a house in France

The real cost of buying a house in France

How to calculate notaire fees when buying French property
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How to calculate notaire fees when buying French property

French bank lays out tougher mortgage requirements for Brits buying second homes

French bank lays out tougher mortgage requirements for Brits buying second homes

EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st
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EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st

Seven things to know before becoming an Au Pair in France

Seven things to know before becoming an Au Pair in France

These are the ‘best’ cities in France – according to the people who live there

These are the ‘best’ cities in France – according to the people who live there

Seven reasons to move to Montpellier

Seven reasons to move to Montpellier

French property: ‘We’ve seen a real rise in British buyers looking for lockdown retreats’

French property: ‘We’ve seen a real rise in British buyers looking for lockdown retreats’

How to move to France on an English-teaching programme

How to move to France on an English-teaching programme

Bordeaux: Reasons to move to France’s ‘wine capital’

Bordeaux: Reasons to move to France’s ‘wine capital’

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a visa to France
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EXPLAINED: How to apply for a visa to France

How Americans can move to France (and stay here)

How Americans can move to France (and stay here)

Ten things to expect if you move to rural France

Ten things to expect if you move to rural France

Can I move house to France during lockdown?

Can I move house to France during lockdown?

France-bound American English teaching assistants hope for end to virus visa limbo

France-bound American English teaching assistants hope for end to virus visa limbo

The post Brexit Day property boom in France
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The post Brexit Day property boom in France

Moving to France: What should I do first, residency, healthcare or driving licence?

Moving to France: What should I do first, residency, healthcare or driving licence?

‘Keep all paperwork and learn patience’ – What you need to know about moving to France

‘Keep all paperwork and learn patience’ – What you need to know about moving to France

Eight smartphone apps that make life in France a bit easier
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Eight smartphone apps that make life in France a bit easier

The ever-growing hidden cost that French property buyers need to know about

The ever-growing hidden cost that French property buyers need to know about

How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me
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How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me

Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children
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Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?
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What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?

Ten of the best properties in France you can buy for less than €100k (with one at just €26k)
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Ten of the best properties in France you can buy for less than €100k (with one at just €26k)

IN PICTURES: The five places in France with the highest percentage of second homes
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IN PICTURES: The five places in France with the highest percentage of second homes

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to

Desperate to move to France before Brexit? You should read this

Desperate to move to France before Brexit? You should read this

9 things to expect when moving to Paris

9 things to expect when moving to Paris

Property prices: The cheapest areas of France to move to

Property prices: The cheapest areas of France to move to

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

How much money do you need to get a visa for France?
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How much money do you need to get a visa for France?

Why the French dream of living in rural France (but are unlikely to make the move)

Why the French dream of living in rural France (but are unlikely to make the move)

The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about

The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about

What you need to know about exchanging your UK driving licence for a French one
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What you need to know about exchanging your UK driving licence for a French one

Healthcare: What you need to know if you’re going to retire in France

Healthcare: What you need to know if you’re going to retire in France

Are you missing out on the billions of unclaimed family benefits in France?

Are you missing out on the billions of unclaimed family benefits in France?

‘If you can move to France before Brexit, then get on with it’
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‘If you can move to France before Brexit, then get on with it’

The questions Americans should ask before moving to France
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The questions Americans should ask before moving to France

The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France
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The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France

The essential language you need to understand the French school system

The essential language you need to understand the French school system

Should you move to France without a word of French?
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Should you move to France without a word of French?

Forget the sunny south, here’s why you should move to northern France
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Forget the sunny south, here’s why you should move to northern France

How can you avoid mistakes when you move to France?
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How can you avoid mistakes when you move to France?

Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen
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Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen

How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats

How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats

Where do all the English speaking expats live in France?

Where do all the English speaking expats live in France?

Six tips to make that daunting move to France run smoothly

Six tips to make that daunting move to France run smoothly

What you need to think about before buying that dream house in France
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What you need to think about before buying that dream house in France

Property blog: The parts of France where you can still find bargains
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Property blog: The parts of France where you can still find bargains

Are these the most desirable places in France to have a second home?
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Are these the most desirable places in France to have a second home?

Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting
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Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting

The seven biggest myths about the Brits living in France
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The seven biggest myths about the Brits living in France

Ten things I wish I’d known before I moved to rural France
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Ten things I wish I’d known before I moved to rural France

How quality of life improves when you move to France

How quality of life improves when you move to France

Working in France: The French job speak you need to know
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Working in France: The French job speak you need to know

32 mistakes foreigners make when they arrive in France
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32 mistakes foreigners make when they arrive in France

The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France
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The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France

The trials and tribulations of moving to France as an American

The trials and tribulations of moving to France as an American

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?
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From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?

EXPLAINED: How to officially prove your ID and address in France

EXPLAINED: How to officially prove your ID and address in France

French real estate agents report rush of British buyers ahead of Brexit

French real estate agents report rush of British buyers ahead of Brexit

Brexit: What you need to know if you’re planning on moving to France in 2020

Brexit: What you need to know if you’re planning on moving to France in 2020

Brexit: What are the differences between moving to France before or after December 31st?

Brexit: What are the differences between moving to France before or after December 31st?

Ask the experts: The pitfalls to avoid when moving to France

Ask the experts: The pitfalls to avoid when moving to France

Studying in France: what you need to know
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Studying in France: what you need to know