In order to ensure the safety of our clients, we have had to take the decision to close our offices again due to the new strains and increasing Covid cases in Mayenne (53).

We are still here to help but all appointments will take place online.

covid-19 updates

The current restrictions in force are:

  • A curfew from 18:00 to 06:00 is in place across France (you must have an exemption certificate - download it here).⁠
  • Work from home if it is possible.
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted.⁠
  • Shops are open and services, including public libraries, are open but must close at 6PM.
  • Bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums and gyms remain closed.⁠
  • You may not travel to and from countries outside the EU.
  • Travellers from the EU 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.⁠


Aid for Autoentrepreneurs/Micro-entreprises


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


If you have a home in France, whether it is a holiday home or a permanent residence, Brexit will have been at the forefront of your thoughts and many people are still confused about the new rules and requirements.


Here at SOSAnglo we keep ourselves updated on all the changes to the French/English relationship. If you are concerned about how any of these changes may affect you, 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.


Now Brexit has happened, we will support you to make sure you are safe, and can continue to live your life here in France without Brexiety.


Call or email us. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.


SOS ANGLO  - helping the English in France
My name is Valérie Roger.



who am i?


I am a French lady based in the Mayenne department and 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.

recent news

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Connexions News - January 10th 2020

Hopes of fast solution for UK driving licence swap in France.


French officials want to reassure drivers using UK licences in France that they are confident an agreement can be found with the UK before summer and say swap applications made in 2020 will be processed as before.

Connexions News - January 4th 2020

EHIC health cover maintained by Brexit deal: What to do.


EHIC cover, or equivalent, continues for UK residents visiting the EU, such as second home owners, and UK S1 holders such as British state pensioners in France, however you may need to apply for a new card.

Connexions News - November 30th 2020

Documents for residency card fixed for Britons in France


A government arrêté confirms that, as reported in our December edition, a set minimal income level for the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement cards will be required for those who do not work.