Living in France

Guidance on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking lawyers, how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

    Applying for your free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): who can apply and where you can use them.

  2. France travel advice

    Latest travel advice for France, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK.

  3. France: buying property

    Information on legal requirements and advice for British nationals buying property in France.

  4. France: lawyers

    List of English speaking lawyers in France and French Overseas Territories.

  5. France: medical facilities

    List of hospitals and medical facilities for British nationals in France

  6. France: translators

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in France.

  7. France: Voisins Voices - newsletter for the British community in France

    Voisins Voices is the newsletter for the British community living in France, published by the British Embassy in Paris.

  8. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised.

  9. Healthcare for UK nationals living in France

    How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in France.

  10. Living in Europe: citizens' rights if you moved before 1 January 2021

    Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA countries and Switzerland since before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

  11. Living in France

    Information British citizens moving to or living in France need to know, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.

  12. Monaco: lawyers

    List of English-speaking lawyers for British nationals in Monaco.

  13. Support for British nationals abroad: a guide

    This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCDO can provide.

  14. UK benefits if you’re going or living abroad

    Find out what benefits you might be able to receive while you’re abroad and how to export them from the UK or claim them while abroad

  15. Voting if you move or live abroad

    How to vote if you move or live abroad, including eligibility and registration