Moving to France

From castles in the sky to a French château

This week we introduce Lee and his French husband, André. They are living the dream, not just because of the French château they have bought and are restoring, but because of the warmth of the welcome they have received from the village they now call home.  Their adventure began two years ago.  “We used to watch …

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You have French resident status but does your car?

This week the UK community in France was abuzz. In the first case of its kind, or at least the first to go public, a British man who holds a 10 year carte de séjour was stopped at Roscoff for having neither registered his British-plated car in France nor paid import duty on the vehicle. …

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There are more questions than answers when you dream about moving to France

One thing you learn very quickly when you move to France is that you don’t really have a choice about the order in which you do things. That’s because you often need to have completed one step in order to advance on something else. For example, if you want to buy or rent a house …

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How to make sure you child doesn’t miss out on overseas school trips

School is back this week, which means there’s a new challenge looming for parents, in the form of overseas school trips. Although children under the age of 18 don’t need to hold their own French residency card as they are covered by yours, there’s a potential problem in proving resident status if they travel back …

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Residency, visas and healthcare made simple

Diana Nyerges, a Relocation Specialist from French Connections HCB, talks to us about the three hottest topics as the final pre-Brexit residency deadline approaches. The deadline for the pre-Brexit residency agreement is midnight on June 30, only weeks away. What happens if you miss it? Will it really make a difference? The answer is yes! …

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Understanding your financial situation before you move to France

Finance is a confusing topic, even when you’ve lived in a place all your life. But when you move to a new country, with a new language, things become even more complicated. Being fully aware of your financial situation before you move will save you both money and stress. French Connections HCB’s Financial Advisor, Simon …

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