In order to ensure the safety of our clients, all appointments will take place online.
Face to face appointments will only be offered to clients if this is the ONLY way possible (i.e. for those without access to a computer or the internet).

Covid-19 Updates

Due to the increasing spread of Covid, President Macron has announced the following measures from Saturday 3 April. They will be in effect for 4 weeks.

  • A curfew from 19:00 to 06:00 is in place across France (you must have an exemption certificate - download it here).⁠
  • No travel during the day further than 10 km from your home. You will need the new version of the attestation form if you are going further than 10km from your home. You can download it here.
  • Tolerance allowed for travel during the Easter weekend.
  • Systematic teleworking (parents who cannot benefit from teleworking will be entitled to partial unemployment).
  • Inter-regional travel prohibited in France from April 5th. If you must travel outside your region you will need an attestation.
  • Only shops selling essential goods and services will be allowed to open - plus Bookshops, Record Shops, DIY, Plant and Flower Shops, Hairdressers, Cobblers, Chocolate Shops, Car Dealers, Property Visits with Estate Agents.
  • Extended economic and social aid and facilities for traders and the self-employed. If you need help making your claim, please book an appointment with us.
  • Spring holidays will be on the same dates (2 weeks from 12th April) for the whole of France.
  • Distance learning for schools and colleges during the week of 3rd April.
  • Graduated reopening of schools according to levels and teachers will be vaccinated as a matter of priority.
  • Progressive reopening agenda for Culture, Sports, Cafés and Restaurants from mid-May.
  • Travellers must present a negative PCR test less than 72h before arriving in France.

To avoid another lockdown:⁠

😷Wear masks, including at home when we are with friends or relatives who do not live with you on a daily basis.⁠

📏Remain 2 metres apart from other people.⁠

🧼Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitiser.⁠

📱Install and activate the TousAntiCovid app on your smartphone.⁠

 

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.

 

My business was born from the love of helping people and a passion for the English language. The business was established 10 years ago, 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

We provide a range of services, including helping you relocate to France, obtaining residency, administration of property sales and purchases and even day to day requirements such as translations, obtaining/exchanging driving licences and finding health cover.

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

with utility companies.

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

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


If you are looking for a property in France we provide a unique service to find you properties to look at.

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.


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

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



French residents aged 55 and over are eligible for a vaccine

French residents aged 55 and over are eligible for a vaccine. If you haven't yet booked your vaccination appointment you can do so by finding your local vaccination centre at https://www.sante.fr/cf/centres-vaccination-covid.html or telephoning 0800 009 110 between 6am and 10pm 7 days a week. You can also book with your doctor.

 

 

Some smaller villages are organising vaccination days to make it easier for people to get vaccinated too. Check with your local mairie to find out what is happening near you.

 

If you know people who are not online, please be sure to pass this information on to them and if you need assistance booking your vaccination or registering with the French healthcare system, please get in touch with us.


Need help with your Tax Return?

Your tax declaration for 2021 will cover your earnings for the calendar year ending 31st Dec 2020.

 

Deadlines for filing your tax return online:

Departments 01 to 19 (zone 1) - 26th May.

Departments 20 to 54 (zone 2) - 1st June.

Departments 55 onwards (zone 3) - 8th June.

Tax returns on paper (first time):

ALL departments: 20th of May.

 

Please note that we are fully booked for tax return appointments for new clients. If you are on our tax email list, you can book your appointment with us as normal.

Recent News

The Local - 19th April 2021

How long are Brits in France waiting for their post-Brexit residency cards?

With a little over two months to go until the deadline for Brits in France to apply for post-Brexit residency permits, the processing of applications is speeding up, but many are still waiting.


The Connexion - 8th April 2021

France and UK ‘in final stages’ of agreement that will allow Brits to exchange driving licences

The British government says it is "in the final stages" of negotiating a reciprocal agreement with France that will allow Brits living in the country to swap their driving licences and avoid having to take a French driving test.


The Local - 1st April 2021

The Britons in France struggling without driving licences

The issue of British driving licences and Brexit has been complicated and frustrating for many UK citizens living in France. The ongoing impasse over a post-Brexit agreement between the France and the UK has left many British citizens living in France confused, and in some cases without valid driving licence.



Aid for Autoentrepreneurs and Micro-enterprises

The government has made financial aid available for businesses and the self-employed. Click here for further details.

Cartes de Sejour

The new website for residence permit applications ('cartes de sejour') has opened. Book an appointment with us and we'll help you apply.



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


Brexit

Brexit has brought with it new rules and regulations for foreigners living or visiting France. If you have a property in France, whether it is a holiday home or a permanent residence, Brexit will affect you and many people are still confused about the new rules and requirements.

 

SOS Anglo can help you with anything Brexit-related. If you are concerned about how any of these changes may affect you, email us or call us for a chat and we will look at the practicalities of your situation, offer advice – and let you know what changes you may need to make.


Looking to Start a Business?

Valerie recently 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, which is coming in March. You can find more details on their website: www.yewfellowship.com