Moving to France
Expatica's guides for all you need to know about: rss
Moving to France

The ultimate checklist for moving to France


If you are moving to France, there are certain essential tasks you need to do when planning your move to France. This 'moving to France checklist' explains the mandatory steps for your move to France.

Exchanging your foreign driver’s licence for a Dutch version

Exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in France


You can drive in France using a foreign driver's licence, but after a certain time some nationalities need to exchange it for a French driver's licence.

Internet, television, telephone and mobile phone services in France

Connecting internet, telephone and TV in France


If you're living in France, here is a guide to getting a mobile phone, telephone and internet access, television service, and how to use the French post.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

1 comment

Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

France mobile

A guide to French mobile operators, SIM cards and mobile numbers


This guide explains who can use their mobile in France and how to get a French SIM card or mobile contract, plus a list of French mobile operators and how to dial French mobile numbers.

The common challenges of expat repatriation


Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

On the move within France


Moving is never easy, whether you move abroad or across town. Here are our top tips for relocation within France to make moving as painless as possible.

Relocation options for moving to France

Relocation options for moving to France


Moving to France shouldn't be a headache – this detailed guide explains the pros and cons of each relocation option to find the best way to move your belongings, furniture and car to France.

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

1 comment

Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad


Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it


Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope


Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

How to repatriate successfully

How to repatriate successfully


As the challenges of repatriation are increasingly identified, here are tips for expats and organisations on managing a successful relocation back home.

Pet relocation, France

Bringing a pet to France

1 comment

There are certain French regulations for relocating pets into France, for example, proving they are healthy and have been relocated appropriately to France.

Find the best international moving company for your relocation

When you’re looking for assistance from professional movers, please use our free quote service. With a trusted global network of more than 1000 qualified international movers worldwide, we can help you to find the right international moving company for your needs.

Why use our search tool to choose a moving company?

Save time: Requesting up to 5 international removal quotes only takes 1 min! Pay Less: Save up to 40% by comparing quotes from specialised international moving companies! Be Safe: We only work with qualified & professional international removal companies! Move Smarter: Use the free tips on this website to get the most out of your international move!

Expatica Offers