Face to face appointments are now offered again to clients.

Covid-19 Updates

These measures are currently in force:

  • Wearing a mask outdoors will only be compulsory in certain circumstances: public indoor spaces, on public transport (including metro platforms and bus stops), when people gather together in a crowded place, in a queue, in a market or in the stands of a stadium and when you are moving around in a bar or restaurant.
  • A Covid health pass ("passe sanitaire") is now required to visit leisure and cultural venues. The pass attests that the holder has either been fully vaccinated, has tested negative over the previous 24 hours or that has recovered from COVID during the previous six months.
  • There are no restrictions for travel within France.
  • Museums, theatres, cinemas and concert halls are open with limited capacity.
  • Cafes, restaurants can now serve clients indoors with limited numbers and full capacity outdoors.
  • For up to date information regarding travel to & from the UK it is advisable to check the government websites as rules are subject to change.

Remember to 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 15 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.

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.



Residency application deadline extended until September

The deadline for residency applications has now been extended to 30th September due to large the number of people who have yet to apply.

 

“If you’re not one of the 140,000 people who have already applied, now is the time to do so,” said Edward Llewellyn, British Ambassador to France. “Most people find the process quick and straightforward but if you do need more support, help is available.”

 

If you are one of the 25,000 UK nationals who have still not applied, we can help you with the process of obtaining residency, regardless of your current status.


UK driving licence update

The British government has issued some new information about UK driving licences.

 

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. 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.


How to book an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine in France

As France opens up its Covid-19 vaccination programme to extra groups, here is how to go about registering for the injection. Vaccines in France are now open to all over 18s. You book your appointment directly, there is no need to wait for an invitation from your GP or local health authority. 

 

There are several booking methods: online, medical apps (Doctolib, Maiia and KelDoc), by phone, via GPs or family doctors, pharmacies, or via apps that search all the different platforms and list the free appointments nearest to you. 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.


Covidliste: Get notified about leftover Covid-19 doses available in your area

Covidliste is an online tool that allows people to sign up to be notified if there are any leftover Covid-19 doses available in their area. It is  open to anybody in France willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their age or health status. You just need to provide your  contact details for a chance to get called by a vaccination centre nearby that has extra doses on a given day.

You have to be ready to respond quickly as users who don't promptly reply indeed risk missing their chance, as the centres will call the next available volunteers on the list.


Having visitors? You need to register your guests.

People traveling to France for holiday purposes will need to supply their passport and travel dates to the hosting person.

If staying with family, etc., those you are staying with will need to declare the visit at the Mairie (town hall), supplying the visitor’s passport and dates of stay. The host will receive an "attestation d’accueil," which they will need to provide to the traveller BEFORE their journey.

If you are planning on multiple stops during your trip, you will need an attestation for each location where you will be staying, delivered by each Mairie, BEFORE your arrival.

For help getting your "attestation d’accueil," book an appointment with us.

Recent News

France24 - 13th July 2021

French expats vaccinated abroad face headache of summer travel

French expatriates who want to come back home for summer vacations now have to show a vaccination certificate from their country of residence, but most of them have received a paper document that will not be recognised by the health authorities.


Politico.eu - 2nd July 2021

France gives Brits three more months to apply for post-Brexit residence cards

British nationals who settled in France before 2021 will have three more months to apply for a post-Brexit residence card, the French Interior Ministry confirmed, amid calls for clarity on how these applications will be treated.


The Local - 11th June 2021

What happens to Brits in France who don’t register for residency before June 30th?

British nationals who were living in France before the end of 2020 are facing a big deadline in just a couple of weeks - the cut-off date to have applied for post-Brexit residency. But what happens to people who don't apply by June 30th?



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 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