Mark your calendars! Here are this year’s key income tax filing dates, deadlines, and extensions for US citizens living in France.
French Income Taxes: 6 Things You Need to Know
Filing French taxes is not just a responsibility of French citizens and/or those working in France. It’s an obligation for those who simply live here as well! If France is your country of residence, here are a few quick tips and requirements you need to know about French income taxes.
The Carte Vitale: Scams to Avoid & FAQs
As expats living in France, we are far more susceptible to potential phishing scams, all the more so when we are desperate to finally have that elusive carte vitale we’ve heard so much about! Watch out for these common carte vitale scams and read the answers to these FAQs carefully so that you can determine the legitimacy of texts, emails, and phone calls you may receive from the French health insurance program (Assurance Maladie).
International Driving Permit for French Driver’s License
Since I am no longer a US resident, I no longer hold an American driver’s license. This made me wonder… what will I do when I return to the United States to visit family and friends and I need to drive a car? Can I drive and/or rent a car in the USA with my French driver’s license? The short answer… yes! For all the details and requirements, including how to request an International Driver’s Permit to accompany your French license, read on!
Changing Your Last Name After Marriage in France
You just got married in France and you want to start using your spouse’s last name in your daily life and on all your paperwork. Good news—The name change process is simple! Read on to find out how you can indicate your surname preference after marriage in France.
How to Get Out of Jury Duty as an American Abroad
Did you get a jury duty summons while outside of the United States? The first time I was ever called in for jury duty was after I had moved abroad to France. Here’s what to do when you’ve been summoned for jury duty as an American living or traveling abroad.
Traveling to the United States With Your French Partner
If you are an American citizen traveling to the United States of America with your French partner, there are certain considerations that you should keep in mind. Afterall, different nationalities come with different passports which, in turn, come with different restrictions. Here are some things you need to think about to ensure a smooth trip back to the USA with your chéri.e.
US Expat Taxes: What Americans Living in France Need to Know
April tax filing season is not just for Americans located in the United States. Indeed, that infamous April 15th date looming ahead of us applies to Americans abroad as well. As an American citizen, even though I am living, working, and paying taxes in France, I still need to file US taxes, and you might need to as well!
Language Requirements for Immigration to France
If you’re considering moving to France, you may be wondering if knowing French is required for immigration. That’s a great question to ask, as France only has one official language—French! Different levels of French are required at different stages of the immigration process and for certain residence permits. Let’s take a look at the details of the language requirements in France, from your first visa to your carte de séjour to French nationality.
French Bureaucracy: Tips for Tackling Paperwork in France
As a seasoned American immigrant who’s been in and of France a number of times, I’ve accumulated plenty of tricks and tools that I can directly attribute to my success dealing with French administration. Here are my top tips for tackling your next French dossier so that you can navigate your paperwork successfully, whether you are applying for a visa or making a permanent move to Cheeseland!