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Old Apr 16th 2018, 6:51 pm   #16
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Sorry guys, been off for few days, busy with logistics around the move! Thank you so much for the useful info and the time you took to reply! Honestly much appreciated!
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Old Apr 16th 2018, 6:55 pm   #17
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I'm no expect but as far as I can understand it, the issues would be exactly under what regime you would be registered, and in particular who would pay the cotisations. I don't doubt you would need an accountant to put you on the right path, unless others here can advise to the contrary.
As regards bureaucratic headaches, you've certainly chosen an ideal country.
Maybe start by picking the bones off THESE links.
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Yep, totally agree with the bureaucratic headaches. I am originally from Czech Republic and thought that when it comes to bureaucracy we are winning..
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Old Apr 16th 2018, 6:59 pm   #18
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The OP's husband is a musician/singer and a quick search showed that the MdA is an Association for various artistic types of "authors". If he writes his owns songs, all well and good.
I can ask DD1 how she got herself registered as a "performer", at the same time as writing/producing shows. She had to set up her Association (at the Mairie de Paris) as soon as she was employing (= paying "cachets" to) other performers.
This is really good to know re paying other performers. And he indeed is writing and owns songs.
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Old Apr 16th 2018, 7:03 pm   #19
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You're right as always DMU, I wasn't thinking straight.
But presumably there must be associations or groups or forums he could join. I've found there's a lot of online professional solidarity in France. I suppose it's a direct result of the regulations being so complicated, everyone has to battle with the same brainteasers so they share experiences and help each other figure out the solution. Certainly that's where I've always got the best advice from over the years on business-related issues, either from auto-entrepreneur forums or from profession-specific groups. When you're feeling baffled it's kind of reassuring to discover that the same thing has baffled many others too, but once you know what to do it's easy.
You are right, I totally agree. Ive used various forums in the past myself and found a very useful advice/support. Now I need
to make my husband understand that he should invest a bit of his precious time to do the same!
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Old Apr 16th 2018, 7:06 pm   #20
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LOL, not always...
I've msg'd my daughter, but don't expect an immediate reply. There must be some Organisation or other to register with, if only for healthcare coverage and chômage benefits.

P.S. By miracle, she replied quickly. She says you can become intermittent du spectacle if you have enough contracts to justify this status, but, sorry, she honestly doesn't remember what she did to officially become one! You find work via contacts/small ads, etc... and the employers give you a contract.
My DH has definitely enough of contracts to justify the status. The problem is that the more he learns about the scheme the more he doesn't want to be intermittent du spectacle, e.g. he is currently a director and owner of his company and with the intermittent du spectacle this would not be possible.
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Old Apr 16th 2018, 7:28 pm   #21
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@OP: I would add that it's a very precarious profession and you should come with enough savings to live on while your husband is seeking engagements, esp. with a little one to care for.
After the BnB rental, it's not sure that a French landlord would accept savings in the bank for a long-term rental, they normally demand proof of REGULAR income in the form of monthly payslips.
You should also take out private healthcare insurance as soon as you arrive, as, in addition to the obvious, you'll have to prove it and adequate income, when applying for Résidence after 3 months.
You've got a lot to think about in a very short time. Good luck!

I'd also add that, if your husband has international engagements (you mentioned Barcelona as an airport for his work), not all French business structures allow travel expenses, etc... as deductible overheads, and he should consult an Expert-Comptable, as said, or at least ensure that such expenses are included in his cachets.
Thank you! We have some savings, that is for sure. And my husband has quite bit of work lined up already, he is quite successful in the work he does. But as you said, still a lot to think about! We also have a family in France who already volunteered to act as guarantors. My husband is French national although lived majority of his life in the UK.
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Old Apr 16th 2018, 7:32 pm   #22
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I agree!
From the above link, DD1 must have registered at the Pôle-Emploi as a job-seeker and gone on from there. I'm not surprised that she's forgotten!
How about if my husband is actually french national? He lived most of his life in the UK (after his parents divorce). Does it change anything?
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I know of 2 really good expert comptables in Toulouse that are used to international stuff.

PM me and I'll give you their details. One of them tried to get to grips with posting on here which would have been great but the mods scared him off.

Otherwise go to the centre de commerce in Perpignan/Narbonne and ask there for some help. In that region, I bet they even speak English.
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How about if my husband is actually french national? He lived most of his life in the UK (after his parents divorce). Does it change anything?
Yes it changes things considerably, in fact it makes most of what I've said up to this point irrelevant, so please ignore my posts. Would have been useful if you'd mentioned this fact sooner
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Yes it changes things considerably, in fact it makes most of what I've said up to this point irrelevant, so please ignore my posts. Would have been useful if you'd mentioned this fact sooner
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Our advice remains the same for setting up a business in France, and you shouldn't need an English-speaking Expert-Comptable or interpreter for communicating with Bureaucracy!
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Yes it changes things considerably, in fact it makes most of what I've said up to this point irrelevant, so please ignore my posts. Would have been useful if you'd mentioned this fact sooner
Im sorry. I was sure i mentioned it, but probably in other post about a slightly different topic. Mummy's brain
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Our advice remains the same for setting up a business in France, and you shouldn't need an English-speaking Expert-Comptable or interpreter for communicating with Bureaucracy!
I actually think we will need an english speaking person as my husband's french is ok-ish. His mum speaks to them only english, it is his dad who is French but does not live in the UK and very little contact. So he can get by but with more specialised vocabulary, he would need a help me thinks!
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I actually think we will need an english speaking person as my husband's french is ok-ish. His mum speaks to them only english, it is his dad who is French but does not live in the UK and very little contact. So he can get by but with more specialised vocabulary, he would need a help me thinks!
Fair enough!
I wrongly assumed that Mum was Maman! (which in fact wouldn't mean that your OH would know all the vocab involved with French Administrations....)
Good luck in your venture!
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Fair enough!
I wrongly assumed that Mum was Maman! (which in fact wouldn't mean that your OH would know all the vocab involved with French Administrations....)
Good luck in your venture!
Thank you, seems like we will need it!
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Yes it changes things considerably, in fact it makes most of what I've said up to this point irrelevant, so please ignore my posts. Would have been useful if you'd mentioned this fact sooner

Can I actually be really dumb and could you pretty please explain to be why all you said before is no longer relevant? What a difference it makes that my husband has French nationality? Since he never lived in France and therefore did not pay tax and social contribution?
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