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Hello all, ages since I was here. I hope all of you are well. Due to the covid all our ideas of moving to France were stopped in track. Now, have woken up again. The links of the thread re "Brit moving to France before brexit date" are interesting. But I was wondering if being married to an EU citizen ( Polish husband) I would have any rights to settle in France after brexit? Our house is on the market, since before covid (even less of a good time to sell at a good price now) Any info on any extra rights for residence/ health care and where to look re being married to an Eu citizen, greatly appreciated.

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Don't fret about Brexit, it won't affect you. Being married to an EU citizen is a get out of jail free card.

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Don't fret about Brexit, it won't affect you. Being married to an EU citizen is a get out of jail free card.
OMG! I have indeed been fretting...

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But I was wondering if being married to an EU citizen ( Polish husband) I would have any rights to settle in France after brexit?
You should be fine. My wife (US citizen) got a five year residence card as the spouse of an EU citizen (me). You'll need paperwork (birth certificate, marriage certificate, any divorce records), along with official translations into French, but it was pretty seamless for my wife.
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You should be fine. My wife (US citizen) got a five year residence card as the spouse of an EU citizen (me). You'll need paperwork (birth certificate, marriage certificate, any divorce records), along with official translations into French, but it was pretty seamless for my wife.
That sounds very hopeful. Thank you

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You should be fine. My wife (US citizen) got a five year residence card as the spouse of an EU citizen (me). You'll need paperwork (birth certificate, marriage certificate, any divorce records), along with official translations into French, but it was pretty seamless for my wife.
Sorry to be thick, but does that include access to health care or will i need to be insured? I am retired now on UK pension, but doing some work at home for our micro limited company...

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That sounds very hopeful. Thank you
Forget the hopeful, based on your previous posts about your plans and your situation, you will not have an issue - see Article 7 the EU FoM directive here https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ...77:0123:en:PDF

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Sorry to be thick, but does that include access to health care or will i need to be insured? I am retired now on UK pension, but doing some work at home for our micro limited company...
I think the UK won't be issuing new S1s after 31 December, in which case you would both need health insurance cover until such time as you can access the French health care system, either via employment, self-employment or completing the 3 months legal residence and making application.
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Forget the hopeful, based on your previous posts about your plans and your situation, you will not have an issue - see Article 7 the EU FoM directive here https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ...77:0123:en:PDF
Thank you! I have been trawling through brexit stuff for a couple of hours as I had forgotten everything! That is pretty darn good. Yey! We just have to get there b4 DEc 2020 ends for me to get all annual pension increases etc and rights I can see, otherwise as you said previously, nothing yet certain. Aeggh. The covid really put a brake on everything...and my husband reckons the house prices here will crash...I say "may" he says "will" as he reads more online newspapers

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Took a quick look back at your most recent posts, but don't have a really clear picture of what you were planning.

The one caveat in what I think you're planning on, is that in order for you to get a CdS as the spouse of an EU national "exercising his freedom of movement rights" your husband will have to find a job or set up a business in France within the first 3 months of your arrival. (Unless, of course, he can retire with a pension as part of the move to France.) The key thing is that he (as the EU national) must have a "statut" (what he is doing in France).

As an employed person, he will be registered with the various social insurances, which include health insurance and that cover will extend to you when you register for your carte de séjour. If he retires and claims a pension (whether from the UK, Poland or wherever) he'll need proof of the pension (or pensions, plural) to prove his statut as an inactif. In that event, you'll need private health insurance for your initial period in France before you can apply to CPAM to join the French system. (There may be some reciprocity available if he is receiving a pension from Poland or another EU country - you need to ask about that one.)

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