Moving to France

Moving to France


You are moving to France. Atlas Movers will get you there.

Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, moving to France is a totally hassle-free process. Whether you live in the Netherlands, Germany or anywhere else in the world; we will take all your worries off your hands when moving to France.

We offer you personal support during this exciting step of moving to France. You have worked and lived abroad, and you now want to move back to France. Like any other relocation, moving to France is a major event.

Atlas International Movers is there to facilitate your journey from door to door. Atlas International Movers calls at various destinations all over the world each week to pack, load and deliver household goods.

Do you have any questions? Our experts would be happy to help! We are the perfect moving company to arrange your move to the country of France. 

What do you have to arrange yourself?

What do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to France it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to France, your nationality and how long you intend to stay in France. So where can I find more information about visas in France?

The best place with the most information is the official visa website for France. The French government made it very easy for you to find out whether you need a visa or not. The website will help you with the 4 steps:

  • Do you need a visa?
  • Start your visa application
  • Submit your application
  • Track your application

Here you will find all the information about the different types of visas available and their requirements. For a stay shorter than 90 days (short-stay visa) the French government has certain rules.

If you’re staying in France longer than 90 days, you will have to submit an application for a long-stay national visa. In order to extend your stay beyond the period of validity of your visa, you must apply for a residence permit at a prefecture.

On the official visa website for France you will find the multiple long stay visa options available. This is an easy way to help you find out which visa is most suitable for you. If you want to apply for any kind of visa, you can visit this page and it will help you submit for the right visa.

If you need more information, you can find it on the Ministère De L’Europe Et Des Affaires Étrangères website. Also It might be worthwhile getting the help of a migration agent or lawyer to help navigate your way through the French system.

Can I become a French Citizen?

Can I become a French citizen? Yes, there are several ways of acquiring French nationality. You can become a French citizen with all the accompanying rights through either naturalization, marriage, or birth.

You must be over 18 and be living in France. It isn’t necessary to renounce your original nationality when you become a French citizen but can have dual nationality.

If you are not born in France or married to a French citizen, there is only one option to obtain French nationality. If you are a foreign national, the only option to become a French citizen is naturalization:

  • Naturalization: Living in France for five continuous years and can prove that you have integrated into the French community by speaking French and having a knowledge of French culture and society and the rights and duties of French citizens.

For more information on how to become a French national, contact the municipality where you live. That is also where you have to submit your application. You could also take a look at this website, it has very clear information about French citizenship.

Can I become a French Citizen?

You are moving to France, what’s next?

So you’re moving to France! You have a job offer/work contract with a residence visa. Now it’s important to make the relocation to France as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation.

In addition to moving to France, you will also have to start looking at everything France has to offer. Why else is moving to France right for you?

Well, expats living in this country enjoy many benefits of going to France including a high quality of living, great education, good healthcare, fantastic work-life balance, and decent work benefits from employers. France is known everywhere as a land of beautiful scenery, Paris, wine and cheese.

These are some of the most beautiful places you should visit whilst staying in France:

  • Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower’s gracefulness has earned it the nickname of “Iron Lady.” Visitors are impressed by the tower’s delicate airiness despite its monumental size and the breathtaking panoramas at each of the three levels.
  • Louvre Museum: The collection owes its wealth to the contributions of various kings who lived in the Louvre. Other pieces were added as a result of France’s treaties with the Vatican and the Republic of Venice, and from the spoils of Napoléon I.
  • Palace of Versailles: More than just a royal residence, Versailles was designed to show off the glory of the French monarchy. “Sun King” Louis XIV transformed his father’s small hunting lodge into an opulent palace with a sumptuous Baroque interior. The palace became Louis XIV’s symbol of absolute power and set the standard for princely courts in Europe.
  • Côte d’Azur: The most fashionable stretch of coastline in France, the Côte d’Azur extends from Saint-Tropez to Menton near the border with Italy. Côte d’Azur translates to “Coast of Blue,” a fitting name to describe the Mediterranean’s mesmerizing cerulean waters.
  • Mont Saint-Michel: The main tourist attraction, the Abbaye de Saint-Michel is a marvel of medieval architecture with soaring Gothic spires.

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in France, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website!

Living in France

Moving to France is exciting and new. It’s a beautiful country with lots to offer. Living in France is easy and the people are outgoing. France is an open country, with very lovely people living in it. So what are the things you should read into, before living in France? 

These are some of the things expats found different about living in France. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to make living in France easier for expats. If you want more information about the French culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about France.

You are moving to France, how do we proceed?

Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, we will ensure that there will be no surprises when relocating to France. If you’re planning on moving to France and you want our help, you can use one of the options below:

If you are not sure on what to choose, a call request is the easiest solution. That way we can answer all of your questions about moving to the Netherlands and help you in any way possible!

If you, like us, like to prepare for a relocation then you may find our checklist very helpful. It gives a timeline with tips on how to prepare yourself for your relocation! Download our checklist at the bottom of this page!

Moving to France with your own relocation coordinator

If you have any questions during the entire process, please contact your personal relocation coordinator. This person can answer all your questions about the move. This way you can prepare for your life in Australia without any problems. Still not sure if we’re the right company for you? Check out the reviews our customers wrote, we’re very proud of our satisfied clients!

With our years of experience, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely from door to door. Well-trained and committed movers guarantee you a worry-free move! Our relocation consultant will visit you prior to your move to France.

Our advisor will discuss the move with you and ask about your wishes and expectations. Whether you want to move to Paris, Marseille or Lyon or one of the other beautiful cities with Atlas International Movers your belongings will arrive safely at their destination.

Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here! If you are moving to France and you want to make an appointment with us or one of our partners, please feel free to contact us or view our website!

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