Hints for a successfull return to France

AFTER LIVING ABROAD

42 % of French expatriates are worried about going back in our country one day, according to an Ipsos survey, conducted for the Banque Transatlantique. The main concern is the lack of informations for a carefree return.

Work, housing, health insurance or retirement are the four most important points for those
who wish to go back to France. In order to make these steps easier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is drawing up a Guide : Return to France «guide du retour en France».

Here is a list of recommendations to complete before departing from your residence country and settle in France:

  • Ask for your removal from the register of the French established outside of France and a proof of residence change that may be claimed for your relocation.
  • Close you bank accounts and local subscriptions : electricity, Internet, water...
  •  If you paid taxes abroad, ask for a tax clearance before leaving the country to the relevant local administration.
  • Make sure that you and your family will be insured as soon as you arrive in France. Contact your health insurance for more informations.
  • Keep all your certificates : diplomas, pay slips, employer's references, employment contract, etc...
  • If you work in a country of the European Union or in Switzerland, be careful to ask the U1 Form two to three months before leaving the country, in order to claim unemployment benefits, if you are eligible.
  • If you have a foreign spouse, enquire about the procedures for his or her moving to France.
  • To bring back a vehicle in France, enquire to the DRIRE (Regional Department of Industry, Research and Environment)

Once you found your accommodation, it is time for you to prepare your move.

If you come from a country of the European Union, you are not subject to custom formalities. However, if this country does not belong to the European Union, you can benefit from the duty-free (tax and rights exemption), if you lived abroad for more than 12 months and if you used and possessed the estate for more than 6 months before the residence transfer.

If you wish to come back to France, visit france-expatries.com, a website dedicated to the French expatriates to allow them to enjoy their mobility abroad. On the website of france-expatries.com, you will find thematic papers, interviews of travellers, or the necessary steps to come back in France.

 

 

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42 % of French expatriates are worried about going back in our country one day, according to an Ipsos survey, conducted for the Banque Transatlantique. The main concern is the lack of informations for a carefree return...