July 3, 2022
  • July 3, 2022

Moving to France – questions about visas and health insurance, and cars

By on May 25, 2022 0
As I understand it, the different Blue Cross policies vary from state to state in the United States. You will need to see if your Blue Cross is able and willing to provide you with a statement (for the visa application process) confirming the extent of your overseas coverage. There are specific requirements for level of coverage and scope. Most US health policies seem to limit out-of-country coverage to “emergency” situations. Additionally, your health coverage may need to have “repatriation” coverage (i.e. to send you back to your home country if you need long-term or extended follow-up services after an illness. or an accident).

In your situation, I would consider buying a used car either from a dealership or from one of the registered used car dealerships. It may cost you a few euros more, but dealers generally offer a guarantee for a certain period of time on used vehicles and they will take care of the essential administrative procedures for you, including obtaining the necessary technical inspection. . (Saves you queuing at the prefecture to transfer the registration only to find that you are missing something.)

Not sure what the used market for EVs is right now – but depending on where you’ll be living be sure to check the status of the charging network (which is still in its infancy here ) and what options are available to charge your vehicle at home (depending on the type of electrical service you have at home).