Long stay of a European in France

Verified 01 April 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

As a citizen of a country of the European Economic Area (EEA) or if you are Swiss, you have the possibility to settle in France beyond 3 months. The residence card giving out your rights is not mandatory, but can be useful. You can then acquire a permanent right of residence after the first 5 years of a regular and uninterrupted stay in France.

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