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Relocation Checklist

Thinking of moving to France?  The key to a smooth and painless move is good preparation - both practical and mental. It reduces stress and decreases the amount of work involved. The following list is taken from our main article on the subject. You can read the full article here

As soon as possible ...

Start French lessons
Give notice at work
Obtain EHIC 

2 months before ...

Removals quotes
Transport insurance 

1 month before ...

Ferry tickets
Cancel Council tax
Electoral register
Terminate lease
Notice of new address 

2 weeks before ...

Cancel utilities
Mail redirection

If you have animals...

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If bringing a car...

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DVLA address change
Export certificate 

1 month before...
Update car insurance 

Our full article has more details on the above as well as additional information on Looking for a Property in France and preparing yourself emotionally for your new life.


In November 2011, Sally Stone was interviewed by International Living Magazine for an article they were doing on ex-pats who had relocated abroad for work or pleasure.

You can read the article here.


Click image to read Sally Stone's Interview with International Living Magazine



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