British Consular Staff To Give Advice At London France Show

By Editorial 14 January, 2014

British consular staff based in France will be on hand at a London exhibition devoted to French living with advice for Britons thinking of moving across the channel.

The seventh France Show will take place at Earls Court from January 17-19. The event incorporates the French Property Exhibition, which will include estate agents, developers, solicitors, banks and other professionals involved with buying a property in France.

Ruth Stannard, Director of Consular Services for France, said that at last year's show consular staff met "hundreds of people" who were thinking of relocating but who were unaware of "basic points" that they needed to consider. She explained: "I'm very pleased that we are again attending the Show and helping people access the information that they should know before they go." Stannard will be giving presentations on the importance of integrating into French society, which she describes as "the first step" towards a happy and successful life in France.

The France Show will also include exhibitors and presentations relating to food and wine, travel and tourism, and language and culture. Stannard said that her staff will also have information for travelers about the European Health Insurance card and travel insurance.

The UK Government estimates that around 400,000 British nationals live and work in France for all or part of the year, and there are around 17m visits per year. During 2012-2013, 1,358 nationals required consular assistance.

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