Moving to France

  • Education

    If you need information on education from « Ecoles Maternelles » (nursery schools) to « Lycées » (Secondary Schools), contact your Town Hall, the « Inspection Académique » (County Education Office) or :
    For State Schools (...)

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  • British Diplomatic Representations in France

    The British Consulate-General
    16 rue d’Anjou
    75008 PARIS
    Tel: 00 33 1 44 51 31 00 The British Consulate-General
    24 avenue du Prado
    13006 MARSEILLE
    Tel: 00 33 4 91 15 72 10 The British Consulate General
    353 (...)

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  • Accomodation/ Tourism office information

    Information on short term accommodation is available from any local « Office du Tourisme ». You can also contact:
    ATOUT FRANCE 79/81 rue de Clichy 75009 Paris Tel: 01 42 96 70 00 www.atout-france.fr
    Also, you will (...)

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  • Taxation

    France does not have a PAYE system. Amounts automatically deducted from your gross salary on your pay slip are social contributions.
    In February, each year, you will have to fill a « déclaration de revenus » (Tax (...)

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  • Social Security

    The European Commission has published a guide entitled « Social Security in the European Union » which is available at the DWP- Overseas Branch:
    Department for Work and Pensions Overseas Branch Long Benton (...)

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  • Health

    Before going to France, you should apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by the Department of Health on 0845 606 20 30, which gives you cover for emergency medical treatment. As soon as you (...)

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  • Retirement in France

    People residing in Great-Britain and wishing to retire permanently in France should first inform their office (see page 3) a few weeks before the intended date of departure. The DWP will set the necessary (...)

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  • Documents required to stay (and work) in France

    Entry and Residence of EU Nationals
    British citizens intending to live in France should have a valid passport (only nationals from Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and Netherlands can seek employment upon production of (...)

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