Face to face appointments are now offered again to clients.

Covid-19 Updates

The new measures are in force from 9th June:

  • The curfew hours are now 11pm to 6am but you MUST have an exemption certificate - download it here.⁠
  • 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.
  • The curfew will be fully lifted on 30th June.

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 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 approaching...

A reminder that post-Brexit applications for residence permits must be registered by 30th June.

 

It's very important that if you were resident in France before 31st December 2020 that you apply for residency before the deadline.

 

If you need help with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We have helped many British citizens with their residency applications over the past 2 years and are well versed in making the process simple and painless!


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

The Local - 1st June 2021

Brits in France have just one month left to apply for residency

Brits who were living in France before 2021 have just one month left to apply for residency or risk becoming undocumented migrants.


The Local - 19th May 2021

'Attestation d’accueil’: Why you may need to register your British guests at your local French town hall

With more and more travellers set to arrive in France from the UK in the coming weeks there are plenty of new rules to be aware of, given the UK is now outside the EU, including an apparent obligation for those living in France to register British guests in advance at the local town hall.


The Local - 14th May 2021

What Brexit has changed for British visitors to France

The Brexit transition period ended on January 1st 2021, but Covid-related travel restrictions mean that the summer will mark the first post-Brexit trip to France for many Brits - so here's what you need to know about what has changed.



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