You will find below some useful websites that can provide you with information, assistance and advice regarding expatriation.
Get information on health and safety abroad…
www.ameli.fr or l'Assurance Maladie en Ligne: the Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie (French National Health Insurance Organization) gives you access to the French coding systems, details on eligibility for benefits of members covered by the French Social Security system, a practical guide to French Social Security and conditions for coverage abroad.
www.cleiss.fr: the CLEISS or Centre de Liaisons Européennes et Internationales de la Sécurité Sociale (Centre of European and International Liaisons for Social Security) provides you with useful information on bilateral or multilateral social security agreements signed between France and a number of countries as well as on the different Social Security systems.
www.cfe.fr, official website of the Caisse des Français de l’Etranger, a branch of the French Social Security and our main partner. You will have access to premium rates and to the different forms needed for your enrollment as well as advice on expatriation-related issues.
www.cimed.org: the CIMED, Comité d'Informations Médicales (Committee for Medical Information), is an institutional reference to find information on countries’ health and safety conditions.
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr: the website of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs provides information on embassies and consulates as well as advice on safety and details on entry procedures for all countries.
cmip.pasteur.fr: the Institut Pasteur’s medical center provides advice and informs on required vaccinations according to the country of expatriation.
www.sante-voyage.org: this website was created by the Institut Pasteur and provides accurate information on four specific diseases (chikungunya, malaria, dengue fever and AIDS). You can test yourself via a playful health quiz.
Find practical information…
www.mfe.org: the Maison des Français de l’Etranger gives you practical information to prepare your stay abroad and return to your home country: country-specific information, practical sheets, directories and possibility to order documents. You will also find the directory for all French embassies and consulates abroad.
www.touteleurope.fr: this French website details the rights to which you are entitled as well as the procedures to follow if you want to move to an EU country. Practical sheets on mobility are also available on this website.
www.ufe.org: the website of the Union des Français de l’Etranger (Union for French Citizens Abroad), created in partnership with national public authorities, gives access to the latest news on a daily basis, offers preferential rates for many services and provides advice on administrative formalities.
www.assemblee-afe.fr: the Assemblée des Français de l'Etranger (Organization of French Citizens Abroad) represents French nationals living outside their home country. Its aims to give them the opportunity to participate in national matters and make their opinion count, even if they are far away. AFE’s advisers represent them before official authorities and defend their interests.
www.service-public.fr: this website dedicated to French administrative procedures provides different type of information on expatriation: employment contract abroad, taxation system applicable to French employees sent on assignment abroad, etc.
Get information on unemployment or retirement…
www.info-retraite.fr: this website was created by several pension funds grouped together and provides information sheets on retirement schemes, including a close-up on necessary administrative formalities to work abroad.
www.pole-emploi.fr: this website provides information to expatriates on how to contribute to unemployment insurance.
www.rfi.fr: Radio France Internationale’s website.
www.lepetitjournal.com: thanks to its twenty local editions (Athena, Bangkok, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Beijing, etc.), this daily newspaper allows you to be quickly informed of the latest French and local news in your city of expatriation. Subscription is free to receive their daily newsletter.