Moving to France

Find out essential information on moving to France: the rules and regulations that might affect your move, details about the country's social and economic health, plus a checklist to help plan your relocation.

Legal requirements to visit or stay in France might depend on your nationality, reason for entry, intended duration of stay and even income. “Getting residency” is very straightforward for citizens of the EU and their family members. However for non-EU nationals it can be a lot more complicated. In this section you can find out which laws might apply to you and what process to follow.

Need to know more about France's economy, society and culture to help inform your decision to move? You'll find key details here, along with an overview of the country's geography, history and climate.

Bringing pets? Animals also need to have their papers in order! Find out about the documents and medical checks needed to take your pet dogs and cats with you to France.