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Removals to France
Moving house to Europe is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. The upheaval involved can have an impact on not only you, but everybody in your family. If ever there was a time when somebody needed all the help they can get, it’s when they’re moving house.
Thankfully, help is at hand. This is where we, at Central Moves, come in.
Allow us to relieve some of the pressure:
Transporting everything you plan to bring with you from the UK to France will be no mean feat, so you’ll be glad to take a backseat and let us worry about this aspect of your big move.
Central Moves is the founder of the Alliance of Independent Movers (AIM), and we have developed an outstanding reputation transporting families’ belongings to France & Europe. Widely regarded as the company you can trust, we have built up a lengthy customer database, thanks largely to word of mouth. The fact that you have navigated your way on to our website suggests that you might soon be moving to France, and if that is the case, we’d like to make you our next satisfied customer.
Our dedication to professionalism is unrivalled:
Central Moves is a member of FEDEMAC European movers, and our promise is that all of your belongings will be transported to your new abode in France in the same condition as when we loaded them into the van prior to moving. Our dedicated removals team have built up years of experience and they fully appreciate the level of care that must be afforded to every item. We have earned the BS EN Certificate for quality assurance, which serves as a further illustration that we insist upon, and deliver, the very highest standards.
Your personal belongings will be safe with us:
During the course of the move, every item will have its own protective cover. In short, this relates to TV covers, sofa covers, mattress protectors, wardrobe cartons, carpet runners, protective cases for fine art and sturdy coverings for fine furniture ( extra service ). Even your plants will receive expert care.
One of the endearing characteristics of Central Moves is that we insist on a non-pushy, easy-going approach to prospective clients. That means, if you’re relocating to France in the near future, and you like what you’re reading here, get in touch with us.
Listen to what we have to offer:
It will be our pleasure to talk you through your options and explain how we will make the removals to France as seamless as possible. Once we have gone through everything, we will present you with a no-obligation quote. This way you will feel under no pressure to make a decision on the spot. At Central Moves, we understand the level of stress associated with emigrating, so we certainly won’t be pushing you for an agreement. Instead, we encourage you to talk it over with your partner.
If, like so many satisfied customers, you are happy with what we are offering, come back and we will set the wheels in motion.
Clients can avail of our full load service, which will provide you with exclusive use of a vehicle’s entire storage capacity to transport your belongings. This is a highly efficient service which will be sure to impress you.
Our most cost-effective removal service:
However, there is also a less expensive way to transport your belongings to France that has proved very popular with clients. To keep costs down, clients can avail of our part load removals service to France. Whether you only have a modest amount of belongings to move or an entire home’s worth, this is the best option price-wise, while you can remain comfortable in the knowledge that the level of care we take in moving your belongings will remain to the very highest standard.
What makes the part load service more economical is that we can load a number of clients’ effects on to the same vehicle. There will be no fear of confusing anybody’s items or losing anything.
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Each customer’s effects are numbered, electronically labelled and itemised, while the storage container attached to the vehicle is cordoned off into sections dedicated to each client. When your belongings have been given their rightful place in your new home, you can then start to enjoy all the benefits of living in France. This is a fantastic country which boasts varying cultures and traditions in its different regions.
France is a popular destination for people of all ages, largely because of the quality of life that its citizens enjoy and the impressive healthcare system that is in place. Whether you are moving there to work or retire, it really is a top-class destination.
Now that you’ve read about our ultra professional approach that guarantees customer satisfaction, it’s back over to you. Get in touch with us today.
Living in France – A few Tips
If you are a British citizen or British subject with right of abode in the UK, you do not require a visa to enter France.
A valid British passport must be held for entry to and exit from France as a visitor. There is no minimum passport validity requirement but you should ensure that your passport is valid for the duration of your visit. You must also carry proof of identity at all times.
French health insurance is administered by the social security system; “Sécurité Sociale”, and your “Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie”. For residents in France, a “mutuelle” (top-up insurance cover) covers the cost of healthcare that is not covered by a Carte Vitale. Mutuelle services are provided by insurance companies and there are many different offers to consider.
In order to obtain a social security card for health care; a “Carte Vitale”, you must first register with your local CPAM; you are advised to contact them in order to obtain details of the documents they require for registration. This is a must the French national health service works in a very different way to that of the UK, the main difference being that you often have to pay for your treatment upfront, and then claim the cost back from the authorities. This is something you have to bear in mind if you’re relocating to France. Costs are not always reimbursed in full either, leaving the patient to fund the shortfall, and this is where top-up health insurance (known as a complémentaire or mutuelle) comes in. Top tip: take out a top-up health insurance policy if you’re relocating to France, unless you are prepared to pay the extra charges yourself.
The UK basic state pension is payable in France. If you are moving to France from the UK you should inform the IPC of the changes to your circumstances. This will prevent any problems with your pension payments. It will also help you to get the right access to healthcare in France.
Importing your UK-registered vehicle from the UK to France
If you spend longer than six months of the year in France with your UK-registered car, French law states that you must register your vehicle with the French authorities. For information on how to do this, please contact your local prefecture.
Further information can be found on the official French administration website.
UK-registered vehicles being driven in France must comply with all UK requirements for road tax, MOT, and third party insurance covering the full time period the vehicle is used in France, up to the six-month limit.
- British Embassy and Consulates in France on twitter
- The British Community committee in France
- The Council for the English-speaking Community
- Connexionfrance, a newspaper for English speakers in France
- Angloinfo, for information and directory of services in English
- www.thelocal.fr, a website providing France’s news for English speakers
Central Moves has compiled a list of websites dedicated for Expats living in France: