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options for spending a couple of years in France

Old Jul 14th 2019, 7:44 pm
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Evening all
I'm a Brit expat with NZ PR been living in NZ for 11 years and have been married to my Kiwi wife for 5 years
My youngest son now lives in Pantin and I'm wondering what my options are to allow my wife and I to spend a year or two (max) in France
to be nearer to him. We dont wish to stay permanently just a couple of years. We would be supporting ourselves financially and have health insurance. I guess its just an extended holiday. Is this something that would be possible, what visas or permits should I be looking at, are there any financial or other conditions we would need to meet ??
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Old Jul 14th 2019, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Justcol
Evening all
I'm a Brit expat with NZ PR been living in NZ for 11 years and have been married to my Kiwi wife for 5 years
My youngest son now lives in Pantin and I'm wondering what my options are to allow my wife and I to spend a year or two (max) in France
to be nearer to him. We dont wish to stay permanently just a couple of years. We would be supporting ourselves financially and have health insurance. I guess its just an extended holiday. Is this something that would be possible, what visas or permits should I be looking at, are there any financial or other conditions we would need to meet ??
Thanks
Hi, presumably your youngest son is a UK citizen from an earlier marriage, i.e. hasn't needed a Visa and can't advise?
Your wife would need some sort of Visa for such a long stay, and even you might need one, depending on how Brexit turns out.
I'd enquire at the French Consulate in NZ if I were you, to see what conditions your wife and potentially you would have to comply with.
https://nz.ambafrance.org/Visa-appli...in-New-Zealand
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 9:26 am
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Pre-Brexit your wife can piggyback on your freedom of movement rights which may or may not be safeguarded post-Brexit. If you move after Brexit you’ll have to see what the French government’s policy will be towards British retirees.

Obtaining NZ citizenship before you leave would be a wise move if you only intend to spend a few years in France.
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 7:13 pm
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Pre-Brexit your wife can piggyback on your freedom of movement rights which may or may not be safeguarded post-Brexit. If you move after Brexit you’ll have to see what the French government’s policy will be towards British retirees.

Obtaining NZ citizenship before you leave would be a wise move if you only intend to spend a few years in France.
Maybe the OP could give an idea of when their visit is planned (pre- or post-Brexit), and what his own "status" in France would be, irrespective of Brexit (retired, "inactif", employed and on a sabbatical,....).
As an aside, he should also look into the question of renting, if they aren't staying at his son's. French landlords require proof of a regular income 3-4 times more than the monthly rent, unless the tenants have the commitment of a guarantor. A healthy bank balance doesn't count... Also, rentals are usually unfurnished, although furnished ones do exist. But his son will be giving all practical info of this type....
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Old Aug 30th 2019, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by dmu
Maybe the OP could give an idea of when their visit is planned (pre- or post-Brexit), and what his own "status" in France would be, irrespective of Brexit (retired, "inactif", employed and on a sabbatical,....).
Having just read this post in the N forum, I have asked JustCol if he would kindly update this thread for us all.

They would not be retirees to my knowledge. possibly inactif or sabbatical. I would rather think it would be post Brexit.

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