Hello lovely folk, newbie here.
My husband and I bought a property in France at the start of 2016, just before the UK lost its mind and the turkeys voted for xmas, but let’s not go there. We decided to buy in France as despite over 70 years combined working time between us, we cannot afford to buy a property in the UK and the thought of living in insecure private rental in our dotage was not one we wanted to face. We both love France, the climate, the people, the language and the culture, so why not, we thought.
However, what was destined to be a retirement for my husband and scaling down to part time work for me has changed somewhat. We are now faced with either moving over before the UK quits the EU, or I’m not sure we will be able to do it at all afterwards. I’m looking for employment but if all else fails, we do have enough savings to live off until my husband’s pension kicks in.
I do have a couple of questions though. We are married under UK law but will that be valid in France? It was a civil, not a religious ceremony in the UK. Also, how would we go about getting a carte vitale? I have read so many confusing and different things on French healthcare I think I have an impending migraine. We will not be early retirees for at least two years yet.
Any answers/help/general advice/gin all gladly appreciated.