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Forum: France
Yesterday, 7:02 am
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By dmu

Re: Finding a Nanny in France

Hi, the term you must look for is "assistante maternelle". Most parents ask at their Mairie or their local CAF, since the profession is governed by the Conseil Départemental, and you can choose to...
Forum: France
Jun 17th 2019, 11:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dmu

Re: Crit Air Certificate

I imagine the absence would only be noticed if there was a spot check by the gendarmes for some reason, anywhere in the Gironde. If the OP hasn't infringed the law, the Gendarmes might wave a...
Forum: France
Jun 17th 2019, 10:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dmu

Re: Crit Air Certificate

https://www.crit-air.fr/nc/fr/informations-sur-la-vignette-critair/zones-environnementales-en-france/girondebordeaux-zone-zpad.html
Hi, according to this link, it isn't just Bordeaux but the whole...
Forum: Jobs Wanted
Jun 16th 2019, 4:42 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By dmu

Re: Private Carer/ companion near Bezier

Hi, it isn't possible to send you a PM until you've posted 3 times. You could post again in the France forum, enquiring about the FEASIBILITY of doing this type of work legally, especially if you...
Forum: France
Jun 15th 2019, 6:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By dmu

Re: A cautionary tale re ALDs

For the moment, I'm 100% OK, thanks! But the follow-up care will take time....
I just wanted to warn BE members who won't have budgeted for such a bill, however reimbursed later, to make sure that...
Forum: France
Jun 15th 2019, 10:46 am
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By dmu

A cautionary tale re ALDs

ALDs "Affections Longue Durée" have been mentioned on the forum before now. Normally it means that you're 100% covered for one or more of the ailments listed, and there's nothing to pay upfront,...
Forum: France
Jun 14th 2019, 5:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By dmu

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

Can't include your other comments in red in this quote, but I would add that, normally, a pupil must have passed the Brevet in order to go up to Lycée. It is sometimes possible for a bright pupil...
Forum: France
Jun 14th 2019, 6:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By dmu

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

I should have added that, until you've registered with the MSA (google) to run your small-holding, you would be considered as "inactif" and would have to comply with the conditions for residency as...
Forum: France
Jun 13th 2019, 8:41 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By dmu

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

- When you buy the property, the Notaire will advise on the best way of protecting you and your partner. The "Partner status" thread mentioned explains the dangers that a couple not legally bound...
Jun 13th 2019, 9:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By dmu

Re: Stay in the Netherlands Vs weekly commute

Hi, and welcome to the Forum, although I believe your post would be better in the European section where those on the spot could also give advice!
No one has picked up on the fact that you've had a...
Forum: France
Jun 13th 2019, 6:48 am
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By dmu

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

My post crossed with Cyrian's, which reminded me that I forgot to ask whether you're married or simply "partners". If the latter, you'll be faced with a lot of issues, particularly if you buy...
Forum: France
Jun 13th 2019, 6:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By dmu

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

Hi, and welcome to the forum!
When are you thinking of moving to France permanently, before or after your future house is ready?
If before, then you're going to be faced with several issues,...
Forum: France
May 10th 2019, 6:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By dmu

Re: Running a gîte

I speed-read the article, too, and had to read through a second time to find "don't forget to factor in the tax and other social contributions" and the recommendation to consult an Accountant.
This...
Forum: Portugal
May 9th 2019, 6:13 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By dmu

Re: Renting - logisitcs of finding a home

Would you consider leaving your dogs with family in the UK while you're in a short-term rental, and bringing them over after you've found a suitable long-term one? One less factor to take into...
Forum: France
May 9th 2019, 1:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By dmu

Re: Running a gîte

Should be included in the FAQs above!:)
Forum: France
May 8th 2019, 9:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By dmu

Re: French healthcare claims procedure

It didn't occur to me to mention this, as I misread the post and thought the MT had told them about ALDs. From experience, ALDs can be backdated, but OH obviously had a CV during the process.
Things...
Forum: France
May 8th 2019, 6:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By dmu

Re: French healthcare claims procedure

Hi, in general, while waiting for your Carte Vitale, you pay the Doctor and Pharmacie (and Physiotherapist, Nurse, etc...) and they give you a Feuille de Soins which you fill in and send to your...
Forum: France
May 7th 2019, 9:22 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,333
Posted By dmu

Re: Dordogne Schools

Hi, and welcome to the forum!
Sorry to say that the OP hasn't looked in on the forum since last June.
Maybe new members who have joined since then can help.
Take a look in the Read Me: Moving to...
Forum: France
May 7th 2019, 11:48 am
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By dmu

Re: Looking at moving to France (Limousin or surrounding)

Have just added it to the FAQs. Thanks once again.:thumbsup:
Forum: France
May 7th 2019, 11:45 am
Replies: 24
Views: 27,582
Posted By dmu

Re: Moving to France FAQ's

STRIKE ACTIONS IN FRANCE

A useful link to consult (regularly!) thanks to tweedpipe.

https://www.cestlagreve.fr/
Forum: France
May 7th 2019, 6:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By dmu

Re: Looking at moving to France (Limousin or surrounding)

Thanks for that! I didn't know that the Fonctionnaires were on strike the day after a Public Holiday. I'm flying on the 14th, and presume that the pilots' strike only affects AirFrance?
Can these...
Forum: France
May 7th 2019, 6:50 am
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By dmu

Re: Looking at moving to France (Limousin or surrounding)

Hi Gavbab, the above replies are not what you want to hear, but you must take ALL aspects on board and research throughly, before making the final decision.
From the frying pan into the fire springs...
Forum: France
May 6th 2019, 7:12 am
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By dmu

Re: Renting on benefits

The OP hasn't come back with more info. A lot depends on how old the children are. The circumstances don't concern us, but the thought occurred to me that, if they are minors, their father must give...
Forum: France
May 5th 2019, 7:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By dmu

Re: English speaking toulouse

Hi, in an earlier thread you say that you're fluent in French.
If this is for your wife, can't you accompany her, at least for GP/dentist visits? I can understand that a psycho/psy needs to...
Forum: France
May 4th 2019, 10:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By dmu

Re: Renting on benefits

It would seem that your mother might be eligible for prestations familiales, as per the conditions in the link below, but, as said, they wouldn't be accepted by a French landlord.
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