after 18 years of dreaming of this day - we are finally about to achieve it.
We move permanently to France in early November having owned our French house for 5 years today as a holiday home we are giving up our jobs, sellign our UK haouse, packing our worldly goods and coming to live in our tiny mountain village in the Midi Pyrenee.
I discovered this forum this morning [I am a member on a couple already but this one seems far better somehow!]
The advice and guidance I need are associated to the following points:
Health - I know we need to get the S1 from Newcastle but what do we do with it once we are actually in France as have seen loads of different 'advice' so would like to know from someone that has done it in the last year if possible as rules and regs keep changing over time. How do we register with a GP, and can anyone advise me on good top up health insurance [I know all about pre existing conditions and what to do about those]
I am an insulin dependent diabetic and currently have an insulin pump - any advice from pumpers really appreciated as worried re the cross over and want to make sure I do not get it taken off me and can get the supplies
Car: exactly what do we have to and when re re-registering our car - a 2004 UK registered exactly as it should be RAV4
Driving licence - I am on a time limited UK driving licence and this will need to be renewed at a UK address however I will not have UK doctors so cant do that so will need to transfer and get a French one - how do I do this?
Registering as an Auto entrepreneur - seems there are loads of options re skill area etc - can anyone tell me what my OH will do as he is a tree surgeon and gardener and I understand these are not for the AE route.
I would love the right website addresses if possible [especially if they will translate as my French is OK but not good enough for legal and technical stuff yet!]
looking forward to hearing from anyone re these issues