Moving to France, Episode 131

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Annie and guest Mike August discuss their experiences moving to France and some of the complexities involved in that endeavor. We're not immigration lawyers or relocation specialists, we're just two people who went through the experience and want to discuss some of the gotchas you may encounter in your own road towards a move to France.

Episode Highlights

  • Here are some things you need to consider if you're thinking about moving to France
    • Is your French good enough?
    • You will need mountains of paperwork
    • Hurdles even if your French is great
  • Types of Visas You Can Apply for to Move to France
    • Long-stay tourist visa
    • Student visa
    • Work visa
    • Talents and abilities visa
  • France Has a High Unemployment Rate
    • CDI work contract
    • CDD work contract
    • Retirees
  • Work Culture in France
  • Work-Life Balance in France
  • Health Insurance in France
  • Health Care Is Inexpensive in France
  • Advice on the Logistics of Moving to France
  • Bringing Pets to France
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Discussed in this Episode

  • Speaking French Helps
  • Healthcare in France
  • Moving Your Pets to France
  • Different Types of Visas You Can Us to Move to France

Mike August and his husband in front of the eiffel tower

Let's Review

Moving to France is a difficult thing to do but thousands of people do it every year, we're here to tell you the YES! it can be done. Listen to this episode to learn how things went to Mike and his family and get inspired to move your own project along.

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Moving to France

One Reply to “Moving to France, Episode 131”

  1. I really enjoyed this episode Annie. It was very insightful. I love the link to the article from “The Local.” Your episode notes are, as always, magnifique!

    (I couldn’t figure out how to get the name of the newspaper in italics so I more than likely incorrectly used quotation marks to designate its title)