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Long stay of a European in France

Verified 01 avril 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

As a citizen of a European Economic Area or if you are Swiss, you have the possibility to settle in France after 3 months. A residence card is not required, but may be useful. You can then acquire a permanent right of residence after the first 5 years of a regular and uninterrupted stay in France.

What applies to you ?

Depending on your personal situation, the steps to take may vary.

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