French Citizenship Pros and Cons?


(John Haynes) #44

By the way, the British Community Committee of France (BCC : http://www.britishinfrance.com/index.html ) recently put out a document discussing the Freedom of Movement aspect which arrived in my inbox this morning. I think it originates (at least in part) from British in Europe ( https://britishineurope.org/ ).

I suspect it makes for some relevant reading to the decision process for some folks around this topic.

I guess it’s ok to upload this here. (The original was a Word doc: I’ve printed it to PDF to facilitate the upload according to the document types allowed for upload by this forum).

Freedom of Movement.pdf (629.7 KB)


(Bill Morgan) #45

Thanks John, will read and digest later, many thanks, Bill.


(anon88888878) #46

Oh dear - sadly I stopped reading at this point. That’s just not correct - the legislation you’re referring to relates to cross-border succession issues and, importantly, not taxation. You most definitely do not get to choose which country’s tax regime applies to your estate.

For those interested - here’s the link to the correct relevant legislation:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32012R0650


(John Haynes) #47

Ok, no worries. I thought there was something about taxation in that also. I did say “I believe that” there was something of that nature, and in the next sentence I said you should consult a pensions / tax expert for such stuff. :slight_smile:

The rest of my post has absolutely nothing to do with pensions. :slight_smile:


(John Haynes) #48

P.S.: Thanks for the correction.


(Patrick O'brien) #49

Hi,
If you are a pensioner and don’t wish to live or work in another EU country , it is far easier to get a permanent carte de sejour. If you think you would possibly qualify for citizenship , you would certainly qualify for a carte. Depending on the final Brexit arrangements , this might also eventually get you EU -wide rights of residence and working - getting a carte de sejour now won’t stop you applying for citizenship later if it becomes necessary.