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.

Do you need insurance for your car, your home, or for your health?


SOS Anglo have now partnered with Allianz to bring you the best service for your insurance needs. Allianz is one of the world's leading insurers so you are guaranteed a top quality service.

Contact them online for a quote or call them on 0243052182 and mention SOS Anglo to get a discount! They speak ENGLISH.

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.

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

Job opportunity with SOS Anglo


We are looking for someone to work in the SOS Anglo office with the following responsibilities:

- Respond to clients by telephone and email

- Driving license exchange

- Registration of vehicles from the United Kingdom

- Following up on business registrations

- Management of Valerie's diary when necessary

- Helping clients with their requirements


FLUENT FRENCH IS ESSENTIAL and you must be comfortable with administrative work (training will be provided). The position will be available in January, on a fixed term contract.

If you are interested email your CV to (we will only answer emails with a CV).

Important fiscal dates for the rest of the year

September 25th - Impôt sur le revenu

If you are not paying monthly instalments and the total owed is less than €300, that amount will be debited from your account in a lump sum on September 25th. If the amount owed is greater than €300, it will be debited you’re your account in four equal payments on September 25th, October 26th, November 27th and December 27th. These dates will be shown on your tax statement with the bank account details.


October 16th and 25th -Taxe foncière

If you want to pay this in cash, by cheque, interbank payment order (TIP SEPA) or wire transfer, you have until October 16th.

You can still pay your taxe foncière until October 25th via the website or via the ‘Impots.gouv’ mobile app using the ‘payer mes impôts’ option. The payment will be debited from your bank account from October 26th and monthly payments also begin from that date.


December 6th - Last opportunity to rectify tax return mistakes

Mistakes on your French tax return can be rectified until this date via 'Accédez à la correction en ligne’ on


December 15th & 20th - Tax on second homes

If you have a second home, the taxe d’habitation will appear in your espace particulier on by November 7th if you pay in one lump sum, or November 20th if you pay in monthly instalments. If you opted for a paper declaration you will receive it between November 8th and 20th for a lump sum payment or between November 22nd and 29th for monthly instalments. The payment deadline for the taxe d’habitation for second homes is December 15th for cash or payments by cheque, and December 20th for electronic payments. These same dates apply for people subject to the taxe sur les logements vacants (TLV)


December 15th and 31st - CFE business tax

The business tax Cotisation foncière des entreprises (CFE) must be paid before December 15 if the total tax is under €3,000.

Totals more than €3,000 must be paid in at least two instalments (or monthly instalments) - one on June 15th and one before December 15th. If you created a business in 2023 with more than €5,000 of revenue, including a micro-entreprise, or if you have moved your business within France you must submit a declaration of this change in your company’s tax space on the INPI website by December 31st.

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 course, The Yew Fellowship.

You can find more details on their website: