I'm an American living in France on a long-stay visitor's visa (I'm here as an artist in residence working on comics in Angoulême). To get my visa, I had to prove I had health insurance. At the time of my visa application, I had American health insurance which covered only emergencies abroad, so I assumed that if anything came up, I would pay out of pocket here in France and then, well, go home if anything really grave came about. I also bought travelers insurance from World Nomads to cover repatriation (necessary for the visa). Now, because of reasons that I wont go into here, I have lost my American health insurance and am left with only the travelers insurance, which is really not sufficient. I'd like to stay in France and am planning to renew my visa for another year, so I want to make sure everything is in order. I'd also like to be covered! Is it possible to buy French health insurance as a foreigner who is technically a "non-resident"? I've googled a bit and found some links to various companies who seem to do just this, but I would like to hear from others who have done the same or who know something about it.
posted by minicloud
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Six months in the UK sandwiched between continental European travel for an American WWOOFer who'd rather not get visas if she can possibly avoid it. Your tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 25, 2012 -
Australian civil engineer wanting to work over in france, and possibly stay - is there anyway this will work? [more inside]
posted by parryb
on Mar 10, 2012 -
I'm about to start a 5 month internship in France, I'm leaving next week, and my visa hasn't been processed yet. What should I tell customs? [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes
on Feb 28, 2011 -
A friend is traveling to Paris, France to stay for 2-5 days. He's a Bahamian citizen, which seems to indicate he'll need a visa for sure. Here's the twist: he's en route, and may have only a day to try to get any paperwork taken care of. Does he stand a chance of getting a visa through, or should he turn back now?
The US French Consulate does not give out visa information by phone, and I've trying contacting Customs and the Police at Charles De Gaulle Airport (+33 1 48 62 31 22). Unfortunately, I don't speak French, and the phone system seems to be unforgiving.
posted by NBJack
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Can you get a French visa scientifique in France? Or another European country? Will the visa be essential for the carte de sejour? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Jul 10, 2009 -
I am thinking of moving to France for a few months (less than 3 months). I want to continue to do remote freelance work for my for American clients. Will I get in trouble with France for doing this? Who should I talk to about this?
posted by hooray
on Nov 4, 2007 -
Duel US and UK citizen studying in Paris... should I be getting a student visa or a residence permit? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub
on Jul 17, 2007 -
What's the easiest way for a Canadian citizen to live and work in France for a few years earning a living doing freelance web work? [more inside]
posted by futureproof
on Oct 18, 2006 -