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If I buy a house in France with my French wife of 3 years. Can I apply for a social security number? I’m a freelance project manager with clients in the uk. Any info would be great

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If I buy a house in France with my French wife of 3 years. Can I apply for a social security number? I’m a freelance project manager with clients in the uk. Any info would be great

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Buying a house has nothing to do with signing up for sécu. If you're living in France legally (as an EU national exercising your "Freedom of Movement" or after Brexit, as the spouse of a French national) you can apply for the sécu once you have 3 months of residence here.

If you're working freelance, you probably should establish a French business entity (no matter where your clients are located), which will include registration with the appropriate social insurance and tax offices, including payment of your social cotisations. Getting a sécu number and a carte vitale is part of the registration process.

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I'm getting that déjà vu feeling. Have you perchance asked this same question maybe once or twice before?
As said previously - how you access social security depends on your status in France.
Will you be living in France? Presumably you will, although you don't say so in this post. Will you be working from France? If you're living in France and earning an income then you will have to make your own social security arrangements which will involve either paying contributions or (unlikely) getting an S1 from the UK. You can't apply as if you were an inactif, simply on the basis of having a French wife. If you're working from France as a freelance you need to register a business and you will get your sécu number that way.
Either way, buying a house has zilch to do with applying for a social security number.

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