Health insurance in Frances provides a series of benefits not only for those who were born in this country, but also for those who decide to relocate here and to obtain legal residence. However, until receiving their health insurance, people have a few steps to follow and one of them includes obtaining the Social Security number. Below in this article there is the process of obtaining it described step by step.
Ensure you have all the documents
Obviously, in order to apply for obtaining the number for Securite Sociale Seine Saint Denis, you must bring all the necessary documents to the CPAM in your region. These documents include declaration of situation, your passport and residence permit, your first French salary slip, your work contract, a personal bank identification paper that you have to get from the bank, proof of residence that has not exceed the three-month limit and your birth certificate. Also, you should have a copy of all of them attached to the folder. You should know that in case your birth certificate is not in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German or Italian, you should get it translated at one of the official translators’ directory.
For the spouse
In case you are married, you will have to include several more documents in your application file that prove the fact that you are married and that offers your spouse the chance to benefit from health insurance coverage as well. Passport or residence permit, birth certificate of the spouse, marriage certificate, filiation document for your children, forms that your spouse and children will have to fill in and proof of residence that dated less than three months are the documents must be added to the folder when applying for the Social Security number.
Check the schedule of the closest CPAM
Now that you have all the necessary documents, it is time you searched for the closest Caisse Primaire de l’Assurance Maladie. Ensure you fit within their schedule and go to the CPAM as soon as possible. The sooner you apply for your SS number, the better it will be.
Other useful information on the Social Security number
Those who have recently relocated in France should know that it may take a while until they receive their SS numbers. In some cases, the number is temporary and this can be deduced simply by reading the number. If it contains letters in it, it is for sure a temporary one, if it doesn’t, the number is permanent. Social Security numbers are based on a simple formula: they start with either 1 (for men) or 2 (for women), followed by the year and month the person was born and then by number 99, if the person is a foreigner, or the number of the department where the person was born, if they were born in France. People will be using the number in order to be reimbursed.
All in all, obtaining health insurance in France is not a complicated process, but it does take a while until you receive your SS number and Carte Vitale.