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 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 property search, helping you relocate to France, obtaining residency, administration of property sales/purchases and day to day requirements such as translations, obtaining/exchanging driving licences and finding health cover.

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

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.


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.



Residency card deadline extended until 1st January 2022

The French government has announced that the deadline for holding the Carte de Séjour residency card for British citizens has been extended until 1st January 2022. HOWEVER, THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WAS 4TH OCTOBER 2021.


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

 

Ask Valerie...

Recently, clients have been asking about their Carte de Séjour.


Driving in Europe: What are the Covid rules and checks at road borders?

Thelocal.fr have put together a guide for Covid rules and road border checks for France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

 

If you are planning to travel to any of these countries by car, it is worth checking out their guide, which details exactly what each country's requirements are.

 



Flu vaccine now available

The start of the flu vaccination campaign started on Friday 22nd October, for the general public.

The advice is for the over 65s and vulnerable people in the groups below to get vaccinated, preferably on an annual basis, both for whom the vaccination is free:

• Pregnant women

• Healthcare professionals who have contact with at-risk patients

• Those with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular or respiratory conditions

• People who are considered obese

• Close family and friends of immunocompromised individuals or children under 6 months with high risk factors

 

If you are an adult and you match the criteria above, your local CPAM should send you an invitation with a voucher for a free vaccination. If you do not receive a voucher for the vaccine, you can request one from your doctor.

 

If you are not part of one of the groups mentioned, you can still get the vaccination via pharmacies but you will have to pay for it yourself, and it should cost between 6€ and 10€.

 

As the third booster Covid-19 doses are now being offered to over 65s and the same priority groups, the flu and Covid vaccines can be administered in the same appointment.

 

For more details contact your healthcare professional.


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. 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


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