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Two questions:

1) I bought a house in france 5 years ago and since leaving my job a year and a half ago I have been living in France. I worked last summer and will work again this summer. I now have a social security number but do I need any further documentation to live here on a permanent basis.

2) last year I work 606 hours but to qualify for chomage I should have worked for 610 hours. Can I use my working time in the uk to take me to the required 610 so that I can receive chomage?
 

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It's not required, but you may want to get a carte de séjour at your local prefecture. It functions as an identity card and keeps you from having to carry your British passport with you as i.d.

As far as I know, though, they only count time worked in France (and reported through the French employment system) toward eligibility for French chomage. Maybe someone here knows of some way around this, but I sure don't.
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Thank you

It's not required, but you may want to get a carte de séjour at your local prefecture. It functions as an identity card and keeps you from having to carry your British passport with you as i.d.

As far as I know, though, they only count time worked in France (and reported through the French employment system) toward eligibility for French chomage. Maybe someone here knows of some way around this, but I sure don't.
Cheers,
Bev
Dear Bev

Thank you for your response. I was unsure about the carte de sejour but seems like a sensible option.
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Two questions:

1) I bought a house in france 5 years ago and since leaving my job a year and a half ago I have been living in France. I worked last summer and will work again this summer. I now have a social security number but do I need any further documentation to live here on a permanent basis.

2) last year I work 606 hours but to qualify for chomage I should have worked for 610 hours. Can I use my working time in the uk to take me to the required 610 so that I can receive chomage?
You need medical insurance, which you should qualify for as an employee, and you need to declare your income to the French tax office.
 
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