Are you moving to France? Here are a few things that you should know before actually moving to the country!

About the country

France located in Western Europe and shares border with countries including Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. The country has a population of about 67 million people. The official language of the country is French.

France is a popular tourist destination. The country is known for its culture revolving around arts. Paris, the capital of the country, is home for fashion, arts, music, literature and cinema.

It is home to many artists known worldwide. Apart from this, the country has played a major role in Europe’s history. The literature and art produced by the country is of a high standard that is known all over the world.

France offers a unique life to expats where there is better work-life balance and people enjoy a high standard of living. Apart from this, France offers quality food that food-lovers will definitely enjoy! For expats there is much to be discovered in France: from the beaches to the bubbling city life. France also has affordable health care and when compared to other countries has a lower crime rate.

Major airports and seaports

Located in Western Europe, France faces the North Atlantic Ocean. As a result of which, there are many ports in the country. These include Port of Ambes, Port of Bayonne, Port of Marseille, Port St Louis du, Port of Rhone and others.

France has many international airports. Two of these are in Paris. Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly Airport are two of the major international airports in the city. Other airports include Bordeaux Merignac Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Mulhouse Airport.

As with shipping household goods to other countries, there are specific custom regulations that should be followed when shipping goods to France. You must prepare documents such as a copy of your passport, work permit, residence permit, inventory of items and others. If household items have been in use for more than six months, then duty tax is not levied on them.

Most shipping companies provide guidelines related to custom regulation. Make sure that the shipping and moving company you hire provides this information.

Why Universal Relocations?

Universal Relocations is a moving and shipping company that provides customers and clients with professional and top quality services. In helping clients to transition smoothly into their new lives, we provide them with immigration and custom regulation guidelines. If you are planning to move with pets, Universal Relocations also provide pet shipping and relocation services. Shipping to France has never been this easier.

Check out our website for more information regarding the services we provide. Send us a message if you have any further queries. You can also get a free estimate on the cost of shipping and packing from us.