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Katharineboyd
8/13/2015 20:42 EST

I'm married to a French citizen. We are moving to France next year. Am I covered by the national system?

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ellenyparis
8/14/2015 03:57 EST

Since by virtue of your marriage to a citizen, you are a citizen - logic would say the answer is yes. Not being in your fortunate situation, I have not had to apply -- but again, logic says you'd just have to apply and submit proof such as marriage license. I suspect (but can't swear) that you also will have to submit proof of 3 months' residence in France. That's what I'll do if and when I want French insurance. Note that citizens also purchase supplementary health insurance from companies called Mutuelles. Logic would say you will do this as a couple.

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Lindesu
8/14/2015 12:05 EST

My daughter, American, married a French man. She is covered by the insurance but I am not sure what the procedure was for getting her health card. She had coverage previous to this as a student.

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Lekitanin
8/14/2015 12:45 EST

There is no such thing like automatically getting French citizenship by "the virtue" of marriage to a French citizen unless French law has changed recently. Where did you get such information ellenyparis? Can you quote your source?
Lekitanin

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Katharineboyd
8/14/2015 15:38 EST

I won't be a french citizen, that's another procedure entirely. I believe I will have a carte de sejour. First I have to get a Visa through the consulate. I hope I am covered by the french health care system.

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Lekitanin
8/14/2015 20:16 EST

I was referring to the post by ellenyparis (see above) not yours Katharineboyd - just for the record...

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Lindesu
8/14/2015 21:11 EST

And I should also clarify that my daughter has not changed her citizenship. She is still considered an American citizen. I don't know if dual citizenship is even available. But I feel certain that French citizenship is NOT automatically bestowed based upon marriage.

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festayre
8/22/2015 04:59 EST

If your husband is covered then you will be covered under his carte "vitale"

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ellenycparis
8/10/2017 07:01 EST

I should have been more precise in my statement about 'marriage to a French citizen.' As the spouse of a French citizen, one IS in a good position to *apply for and get, for instance, health insurance/carte vitale* such as French citizens have. But as an American not married to anyone, I'm doing the carte de sejour / carte vitale dance. I am no longer on a visa b/c the consulate in NYC got tired of my repeat applications for visitor visas of 6 months+. They ok'd me for 10 months (2016) and told me to go to the prefecture for carte de sejour application. I took their advice. (FYI, I did not hire consultant,) I'm just muddling though on my own. But I'm getting there. I hope to post a positive outcome within the next month or so.....

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ellenycparis
8/10/2017 07:01 EST

I should have been more precise in my statement about 'marriage to a French citizen.' As the spouse of a French citizen, one IS in a good position to *apply for and get, for instance, health insurance/carte vitale* such as French citizens have. But as an American not married to anyone, I'm doing the carte de sejour / carte vitale dance. I am no longer on a visa b/c the consulate in NYC got tired of my repeat applications for visitor visas of 6 months+. They ok'd me for 10 months (2016) and told me to go to the prefecture for carte de sejour application. I took their advice. (FYI, I did not hire consultant,) I'm just muddling though on my own. But I'm getting there. I hope to post a positive outcome within the next month or so.....

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ellenycparis
8/10/2017 07:01 EST

I should have been more precise in my statement about 'marriage to a French citizen.' As the spouse of a French citizen, one IS in a good position to *apply for and get, for instance, health insurance/carte vitale* such as French citizens have. But as an American not married to anyone, I'm doing the carte de sejour / carte vitale dance. I am no longer on a visa b/c the consulate in NYC got tired of my repeat applications for visitor visas of 6 months+. They ok'd me for 10 months (2016) and told me to go to the prefecture for carte de sejour application. I took their advice. (FYI, I did not hire consultant,) I'm just muddling though on my own. But I'm getting there. I hope to post a positive outcome within the next month or so.....

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ellenycparis
8/10/2017 07:01 EST

I should have been more precise in my statement about 'marriage to a French citizen.' As the spouse of a French citizen, one IS in a good position to *apply for and get, for instance, health insurance/carte vitale* such as French citizens have. But as an American not married to anyone, I'm doing the carte de sejour / carte vitale dance. I am no longer on a visa b/c the consulate in NYC got tired of my repeat applications for visitor visas of 6 months+. They ok'd me for 10 months (2016) and told me to go to the prefecture for carte de sejour application. I took their advice. (FYI, I did not hire consultant,) I'm just muddling though on my own. But I'm getting there. I hope to post a positive outcome within the next month or so.....

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ellenycparis
8/10/2017 07:01 EST

I should have been more precise in my statement about 'marriage to a French citizen.' As the spouse of a French citizen, one IS in a good position to *apply for and get, for instance, health insurance/carte vitale* such as French citizens have. But as an American not married to anyone, I'm doing the carte de sejour / carte vitale dance. I am no longer on a visa b/c the consulate in NYC got tired of my repeat applications for visitor visas of 6 months+. They ok'd me for 10 months (2016) and told me to go to the prefecture for carte de sejour application. I took their advice. (FYI, I did not hire consultant,) I'm just muddling though on my own. But I'm getting there. I hope to post a positive outcome within the next month or so.....

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