SOS Anglo provides a range of services to English-speaking foreigners in France, including a personalised property search, helping you relocate to France, obtaining residency, administration of property sales or purchases.

 

We also deal with day to day requirements such as translations, obtaining/exchanging driving licences, finding health cover or setting up a business.


Face to face or online appointments are available to clients.


Who am I and What do I Offer?

My name is Valérie Roger and I am a French lady based in the Mayenne department. The aim of my business is to help the English-speaking community with their French experience. This may be anything from a simple translation to very specialized secretarial, relocation and administrative work. We also provide a personalized property search service.

 

My business was born from the love of helping people and a passion for the English language. The business was established in 2006, and since then has flourished, as you can see from my client testimonials.

 

What Locations Do I Cover?

I work in the areas of 53, 61, 35, 50, 72, 85, and 14 but I can travel anywhere in France. My assistance is professional, friendly and I am proud to say that my discretion and reliability are second to none.

 

Day after day, I try to solve problems, arrange situations and make life easier for the expats or those who own second homes. I am reliable and efficient and  have helped a great many people by solving all sorts of issues that they found too complicated to solve on their own.

 

For me, no job is too small or too big. I enjoy the challenge of cutting through the red tape and finding the most satisfactory outcome for each of my clients.


Our Services

If you are looking for a property in France we provide a unique personalised service to find your dream home in France. 

We can help you with the process of obtaining or renewing your French residency permit.

If you need to swap your existing licence for a French driving licence we can help you with this.


SOS Anglo will help make the sale or purchase of your house a little less stressful.

SOS Anglo can help you set up your health cover for living in France whether you are working or retired.

We will guide you through all aspects of setting up your business in France.


We can advise and help you with your  relocation to France, including dealing

with utility companies.

Visa for France

No matter what type of visa you need, we can help you with the the process of obtaining it.

We will help you prepare all the necessary documentation required to register a car in France.



Removal of restrictions for entering France

On 1st August the French government announced they were removing any Covid-related travel restrictions for those arriving and leaving France:

 

- Travellers are no longer required to present a health pass, regardless of the country of departure;

- Justification of travel (the “compelling reason”) is no longer required;

- You are no longer required to present a sworn statement of non-contamination and an undertaking to undergo an antigen test or screening upon arrival in the country.

 

We wish you save travels!

 


If you are looking for a property in France, whether it is for a residential property or a holiday home, but you can't travel here, or you are simply too busy to search for one, SOS Anglo can help you, with our unique Property Search Service.

 

We can source properties according to your requirements, provide you with comprehensive information and view them for you in order to provide an impartial report, including photos and videos.

 

We can help with the whole process from the initial search to the completion of the purchase, for a fixed fee. 


We have an extensive network of professionals to help us find you that French property of your dreams.

Full details are available here on our new dedicated website www.sosanglopropertysearch.com


Beware of this scam asking you to renew your carte Vitale!

You may receive an SMS text message asking you to click on a link to renew your carte Vitale that takes you to a page similar to a normal health insurance site. You are asked to fill in your details and credit card number to pay a small sum for sending the new card.

 

The fraudsters also contact you by phone, posing as a persuasive bank adviser, informing you there is a scam in progress, and requests personal banking information, to make you believe that he wants to help stop the scam when in fact he is part of it.

 

You will never receive a text message to renew your health card. The carte Vitale is free and cannot be renewed online and is done on a terminal at a pharmacy or at your doctor.

 

For more information visit this official website.



If you are a resident your passport should not be stamped at border control

When travelling, always show your residence document (or email confirmation of your WARP application) when you present your passport at border controls, especially in the Shengen area. Passports should not be stamped for residents.

 

The British Embassy posted this information regarding the stamping of passports:

“Your passport may be stamped on entry and exit but this will not affect your rights in the country or countries where you live or work. If a passport is incorrectly stamped, the stamp is considered null and void when you can show evidence of lawful residence.”

 

They also stated that If you have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement you do not need any extra months on your passport to enter or exit EU countries.


Your UK driving licence in France

If your UK driving licence was issued before 1 January 2021 your UK licence is recognised in France for as long as it is valid. You can only exchange your licence if it is due to expire within 6 months. If you do not have a valid reason to request an exchange, your application will be rejected.

 

If your UK licence has expired, or has less than 6 months’ validity remaining, you must exchange it for a French licence from 28th June 2021. You do NOT need to take a driving test.

We can help you with driving licence exchanges and you can find details here, along with full details of the information issued by the British government.


Emotional Support Helpline for English-speakers in France

During lockdown many people felt isolated and afraid - but for people living far from home and family it can be much worse. But for anyone struggling there is an English-language helpline specifically aimed at foreigners living in France. The SOS Helpline is a long-established charity, but could be particularly useful for people struggling with the current situation - or any aspect of life in France.

You can find out more information on The Local FR website here.

If you need help and support, SOS Help can be reached on 01 46 21 46 46


Looking to Start a Business?

Valerie shared her top tips and advice with Lara Norris from AltarNatives on running a business generally and also running a business in France.

 

The full training is in her new course, The Yew Fellowship.

You can find more details on their website: www.yewfellowship.com