France is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, with stunning scenery, thriving cities and friendly village communities. If you’ve made the decision to make the move to France then you’re at the beginning of an exciting journey. But, even though it’s extremely exciting, moving to a foreign country takes a lot of preparation. Here’s what you should know before moving to France.
• Before moving to France, you should spend some time in the area you wish to live in. Take some time to explore the local area, look into local amenities, and investigate the public transport routes. This will make settling in much easier when you do move.
• Relocating to France requires a lot of paperwork, and you will need to show a lot of official documents. These may include your birth certificate, passport, drivers licence, bank details and payroll slips. The more documents you have, the smoother your move will be.
• Plan to have your possessions moved to France as early as possible. Choose a company that has a lot of experience in performing furniture removals to France and who are up to date on the laws and regulations to do with moving furniture internationally.
• When you move to France, every item you take with you has to go through customs and be declared. You will need an inventory of all your possessions in both French and English, a document verifying that your items are for personal use and receipts for all your more expensive items.