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Forum: France
Oct 4th 2022, 2:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Some general advice needed

From what you read, people do successfully apply for visas on the basis of a regular income that doesn't quite meet the threshold but with money in the bank to top it up.
Not sure how things would...
Forum: France
Oct 4th 2022, 12:51 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Some general advice needed

If you do facebook there is a group that specialises in applying for visas and has put together a lot of useful guides https://www.facebook.com/groups/248686685795058
To be honest, if your move is...
Forum: France
Sep 29th 2022, 10:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Some general advice needed

As said, important poiints to note include:
MiL will need to apply separately if she wishes to join you.
If you wish to work at all in France, including remotely, you need to apply for a visa that...
Forum: France
Sep 23rd 2022, 9:20 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

That's a dangerously generous offer because one thing I will certainly do in retirement is spend more time travelling around France in my little camping car! so I may well turn up on your doorstep...
Forum: France
Sep 22nd 2022, 5:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

Ooo errr... wot's a kougelhopf :confused: ?
Forum: France
Sep 22nd 2022, 11:50 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

Yep, retirement is a thing isn't it.
Actually I have to eat all my wise words now because despite having done all the things I recommended, it's starting to hit home that I'm going to have to...
Forum: France
Sep 19th 2022, 7:49 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

Welcome to the forum :welcome:



Can only speak personally of course, but I think this wouldn't have worked for me at all in the early days. In fact it's what I do now, I divide my time roughly...
Forum: Spain
Sep 3rd 2022, 6:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Internet : Portable wi fi dongle for an Euro a day ?

I use Lebara in France and in the UK, the offers in France are better than those in the UK. See how Lebara Spain compares?
As with all of these operators you need to find out which network they use....
Forum: France
Aug 29th 2022, 5:19 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: NewTo.BE.

Hello and welcome to the forum :welcome:
I think we may have a few members round your way, hopefully they'll pop up soon. It's a bit quiet on here lately, like all forums it tends to go through...
Forum: France
Aug 24th 2022, 3:39 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Request information - Data sim for France autumn 2022

I use Lebara.
https://mobile.lebara.com/fr/fr

EDIT - another thought, I believe that Lebara UK lets you use their sim card abroad with no roaming charges. Might be simpler buying it and...
Forum: France
Aug 23rd 2022, 4:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Expats in Paris - how to create a social life

You say you work from home - what kind of work do you do? Are you a member of a union, or is there one you could join?
For instance I joined the French translators syndicate and they ran a full and...
Forum: Spain
Aug 22nd 2022, 6:58 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Driving to Spain through France

And... put the ticket somewhere safe and remember where you put it..
Forum: France
Aug 18th 2022, 4:45 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

I had a period of living between France and the UK, and every time I switched, I didn't want to leave where I was. When it was time to go back to the UK I got all tearful about leaving my life that...
Aug 18th 2022, 7:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: NL - cash or card question

Ah thanks, that makes sense.
If they have cash under the mattress and NL businesses won't take it, that could explain why they take it to spend abroad.
Cheques are still very common in France. You...
Aug 17th 2022, 1:45 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By EuroTrash

NL - cash or card question

I'm popping over from the France forum because there is something I'm finding odd about the Dutch.
Last summer I worked on a campsite in France. The company I worked for didn't take bank cards, the...
Forum: France
Aug 17th 2022, 10:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

France has "tapage nocturne" legislation though, which everybody is aware of. In fact it's so well known that you see humorous references to it in cartoons etc. But even though it's a cliché and...
Forum: France
Aug 16th 2022, 8:20 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

Sorry to read about this G-J-B.
I just don't get people who do stuff like this. Why go around getting on people's nerves? Even if they are totally selfish and don't give a cuss about how other...
Forum: France
Aug 8th 2022, 2:54 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Buying a business in France

A final thought on this, have you already looked at the forms you will submit to get your business project(s) approved? If not, this might help you decide the best way to approach the business setup....
Forum: France
Aug 8th 2022, 10:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Buying a business in France

The business plan should reflect the reality of what you intend to do. Will you both be involved in both sides of the business, running them jointly, or will you each strictly do your own thing, you...
Forum: France
Aug 7th 2022, 12:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Supermarkets

My local Aldi had a makeover earlier this year. It's absolutely massive now and has a much wider range than it did before, dingy and uninviting aren't really the words that spring to mind.
I guess...
Forum: France
Aug 7th 2022, 10:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Buying a business in France

Indeed, and I think this could be a massive plus for the visa. France particularly welcomes businesses that will potentially provide future employment.
Forum: France
Aug 7th 2022, 6:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Buying a business in France

Another thought - when you are writing your business plans, you should bear in mind that each person can only carry out the activity that they are registered for. So for instance, if you set up the...
Forum: France
Aug 6th 2022, 5:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Buying a business in France

I am not sure about this.
if your partner is applying for an entrepreneur visa he would have to show that it will be a viable business that provides a living wage. Say his business plan shows that...
Forum: France
Aug 3rd 2022, 8:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Supermarkets

I know I'm a bore about this cos I keep saying it - though I don't think I have for a while - but I have never understood the logic of comparing prices in two different currencies.
If the French...
Forum: France
Jul 26th 2022, 6:39 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By EuroTrash

Re: Driving to and from France/UK

Yes if an issue arises then immigration can quite easily check a person's movements.
But from the point of view of what to expect when you arrive at the border, I think the only situation where a...
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