Looking for work in Paris, France - page 2

I am interested in working in Paris, France. I am looking for anyone that has worked in France recently or knows the working conditions to communicate with. Need information about getting papers or... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Paige4015
    i too am hoping to work in Paris upon graduation. If you make it there, I would love to hear about any experiences/advice you have. Thanks!
    Paige
    If you are an American, you are going to need to have at least three years of nursing training, meaning that you will need the BSN to even be able to get a visa to work there, same thing for any of the European countries. You also will need to speak French fluently and pass their language exam, as well as pass their licensure exam and in French.

    Even if you wish to work in an office or facility where only English is used, you must be able to pass their language exams. Once you get past the licensing, then you will need to have an employer petition you for a working visa. It can be done, but is not as easy as many think that it will be. There are already several threads here about working in France that give all of the details as far as links for licensure, etc.

    Right now, it is increasingly getting more difficult to get a visa to work in the European Union, any of the countries. And I need to add that it will take you more than a year to get things done, it will not be an instant thing.
  2. by   keithattard
    Quote from lagaillarde
    hello
    i am an american with duel nationality(french also) i live most of my life in the usa; i moved to france with my husband in december he is french.
    i worked three years as a registered nurse in the usa, before to come here.
    to work as a nurse in france is kind of difficult. first you must be completely fluent in french; next you must take a nursing exam in french depending on what you score on this exam you must go to school for a minimum of one year maximum of three years, you can not work here until this is done, because they do not recognize the american diploma as being equal. there is another way though which i will probably do at the beginning of the year. you can go to england to work were the diploma is equal and with the english diploma work in france because england is part of the european community and france recognizes the english diploma as being equal to theirs; hence there is no exam to take, and you do not have to go to school either; once you have the english diploma your only obligation is to speak the language and you can work all of europe.
    hi lagiarallade.

    do you know where i can obtain the necessary information to guide me to find the right place for work. i know french language is an important issue, but i am ready to do other work until my french becomes very sharp

    thanks
  3. by   keithattard
    Quote from suzanne4
    If you are an American, you are going to need to have at least three years of nursing training, meaning that you will need the BSN to even be able to get a visa to work there, same thing for any of the European countries. You also will need to speak French fluently and pass their language exam, as well as pass their licensure exam and in French.

    Even if you wish to work in an office or facility where only English is used, you must be able to pass their language exams. Once you get past the licensing, then you will need to have an employer petition you for a working visa. It can be done, but is not as easy as many think that it will be. There are already several threads here about working in France that give all of the details as far as links for licensure, etc.

    Right now, it is increasingly getting more difficult to get a visa to work in the European Union, any of the countries. And I need to add that it will take you more than a year to get things done, it will not be an instant thing.
    what about being from a european union country? what do u need to do apart from speaking fluent french? thanks

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