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Need a compliant policy for your VISA or residency application?
Depending on the goal(s) you have, you may need a different type of policy, but we have a large set of policies that can match (almost) all situations: from VISA application to insurance for the carte de séjour or even travel insurance. And once you're accepted into the French system, we also have plans for top-up health insurance so that you're on the safe side, whatever your situation.
Medical insurance (PHI)
Get a VISA
Apply for a carte de séjour
Top-up my CPAM cover
« In the wake of Brexit, most French consulates and embassies have tightened the rules (mostly for VISA applications), even for non-UK residents. Nowadays, it's twice as important to make sure you provide a compliant set of documentation, including the insurance policy which is why 82% of French VISAs get denied. »
Fabien Pelissier, Founder of Fab French Insurance
France can be confusing, especially when it comes to paperwork. To avoid the headaches and pitfalls of the French system, we've partnered with the best hand-holding companies so you can start living your best life in France.
We handle the entire healthcare application for you. Our dedicated Admin team will push your application forward with the authorities and will give you regular updates.
From classic cars and motorbikes to the very latest models, we handle the entire registration process for you. With 500 foreign vehicles successfully registered in France already we'll import your vehicle as smoothly as Frenchly possible.
We will do the heavy lifting from the VISA to the carte de séjour application. If we aren't able to obtain your Visa or residency card, even for reasons outside our control, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
We’ve been fabulous for six years! That’s six years of providing fabulous, helpful service to our British clientele and that’s what we’ll keep doing.
You’ll get a dedicated English-speaking contact who’s also a native French speaker so that you’ll avoid the pitfalls and headaches of the French system.
We work with more than 30 insurers and many more providers, so we can always find an affordable solution for each and every different situation.
You didn’t come to France to be advised by people who don’t even understand France! We are a small team based in the Southwest of France, all our staff is French, and therefore we know all the tricky bits of the French system; we can make your life as hassle-free as Frenchly possible.
But don’t just take our word for it – listen to what our fabulous customers have to say!
Who is Fab French Insurance? + -
We're an independent insurance broker. Established in 2015 and founded by Fabien, we're a small team of insurance advisors (in-house) located in the Southwest of France.
What is considered a compliant insurance policy for VISA + -
Without going into too much detail, French embassies expect to get an insurance certificate that covers the date of the VISA (with a mention that it is on automatic renewal for VLS-TS VISAs, for example). They also want to see a mention that "medical expenses" are covered at least up to 30.000€ (and no mention of an exclusion of any sort), no mention of any excess/deductible, and cover for public liability & repatriation.
How to get a Carte Vitale? + -
Your application to get into the French social security system is something you need to do "manually" as it's not automatically done alongside other applications (residency or whatever). You can also have a look in our "Carte Vitale" section to seek help from our partners
Who am I buying my policy from? + -
You will be insured directly through the insurance company you've selected, although your broker (us) will remain with you all the time, whatever it is for your application, questions on the policy, claims, etc. We'll always be there, and our advice will always be for free.
Comparing private medical insurance across different providers can help you find an affordable policy for you
Moving to France? Make sure you and your family are covered for every eventuality
Private health insurance is a mandatory requirement to get your VISA or carte de séjour (residency permit). 82% of failed applications are turned down because of the insurance so it’s best to work with insurers that know the French requirements to avoid any unpleasant surprise.
Also known as Mutuelle
This will top-up the refunds you get from the French CPAM (social security) or things that aren’t covered at all (like orthodontics, private room at the hospital, etc.).
Top-up health insurance is only available once you get an active French social security number.
We handle entire applications for you. Our partners have dedicated admin team that can push your application forward with the authorities and will give you regular updates.