Planning a move to France? Do you feel a bit lost and overwhelmed? We would like to give you some important tips and tricks to make your move easier and your new start as pleasant as possible.
In addition, we would like to inform you in advance about important documents and entry requirements, so that you can put them into practice promptly.
The required documents
For this reason, the first and most important thought in advance is, do you need certain documents or permits for entry?
In France, this is handled like in all EU countries, if you are an EU citizen, you first need only a valid identity card or passport. Only after a stay of longer than 3 months, you need to apply for a residence permit, since you want to move to France, you can think about it in advance and find out how to get such a permit. You can do this by contacting the emigration office right away, as they will be able to discuss your application with you and assist you. If you are not an EU or EEA citizen and you are not on the list of partnership countries with a separate agreement with France, you will need a visa from day one. You can also ask for and apply for this visa at your current place of residence at the foreign representation. Take a lot of time for this, because the processing usually takes a long time. You will also need a work permit, which you must apply for in the respective region at the foreigners’ office of the city or municipal administration. This will also take some time, so do not forget to take this into account.
Another important point is that you take care of your process of your move, this should be carefully planned when moving to another country, so that in the end everything works well. Above all, it is important that they take care of a moving company that will help you move your furniture and belongings. You are also welcome to contact us with your move and ask for individual advice.
After your move to France, you should register in your new place of residence within 14 days, you can do this in the local registration office, do not forget this step, because it may happen that you are not allowed to pursue any professional activity without the registration. You should also re-register your car, unless you plan to return to your home country after 6 months.
If after this long time of planning and moving you have finally arrived in France and survived your first days and weeks, we would like to point out some beautiful sights and cities in France that you might want to visit.
Moving to France – The sights
We present you the coolest and most beautiful sights in France:
- The Eiffel Tower with its 324 meters high and its 3 floors is a building that should not be missed under any circumstances, it is located in Paris
- The Palace of Versailles is one of the largest palace complexes in Europe and impresses with its beautiful baroque style
- Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile a landmark of the metropolis Paris, which should actually be a memorial to a soldier from the First World War
- The Louvre in Paris, a museum, which collected meanwhile about 380000 objects together of which 35000 are issued
- Promenade de Anglaise is a 7 kilometer long promenade in Nice, it stretches along the shore road
- Notre Dame is a cathedral built in the Gothic architectural style
- Petite France is the tanners’ quarter of the city of Strasbourg
- Mont-Saint-Michel is a bay in the municipality of the same name, visited annually by about 3.5 million people
Moving to France – The Culinary
- Furthermore, you should definitely get to know France also on the part of its culinary diversity. Because you have much more to offer than croissants, baguettes and good red wine.
- Here are a few of the best specialties of France:
- Foie Gras, is a goose liver pâté served especially at Christmas, this has been a tradition in France for hundreds of years.
- Poulet basquaise, a dish made from poultry
- Escargots au beurre persille, this is probably the dish that is most famous for France, the Burgundian snails tossed in herb butter.
- Raclette and also fondue, both dishes in France of course with many different kinds of cheese, you should definitely taste this tradition.
We hope we could help you a little bit with this. We wish you good luck and hope that you can enjoy your new home to the fullest.