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Forum: France
Sep 29th 2022, 2:33 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By cyrian

Forum: France
Sep 29th 2022, 5:48 am
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By cyrian

Re: Some general advice needed

Your MIL would have to apply for a visa in her own right with enough income to qualify for a visa.
You cannot just "work remotely" in France. You would need to set up a french business entity.
This...
Forum: France
Sep 27th 2022, 6:16 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By cyrian

Re: Some general advice needed

Around 2005-ish, you would have received 1.60€ to the £.
This has fallen over the years to around 1.12€.
The point is that with exchange rates your actual income can unexpectedly fall below your...
Forum: France
Sep 22nd 2022, 3:32 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By cyrian

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

I like Strasbourg a lot.
Lovely city.
We were in a restaurant and the waitress spoke with the first table in French; the second in German and us in English.
We were also in another restaurant on...
Forum: France
Sep 5th 2022, 2:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By cyrian

Re: Medical Advice Please

The OP has also posted the same post on another expat forum on the same date as above and has received very similar advice.
She has also not responded on the other forum since Aug 31st.
Forum: France
Sep 4th 2022, 8:42 am
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By cyrian

Forum: France
Aug 31st 2022, 4:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By cyrian

Re: Medical Advice Please

Hi Holly,
Welcome to the forum.
Here is a list of the chronic conditions which are covered 100% by the French healthcare system.
Affections longue durée (ALD)...
Forum: France
Aug 29th 2022, 6:59 pm
Replies: 1,507
Views: 259,615
Posted By cyrian

Re: Introduction Thread (Somewhere to say Hi)

Welcome to the forum.
This section is for introductions only so please post again on the main French forum.
Forum: France
Aug 24th 2022, 10:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By cyrian

Re: Request information - Data sim for France autumn 2022

Hi
Welcome to the forum.
Have a look at Free mobile or supermarkets for low cost SIMs.
e.g. LeClerc; Auchan; Carrefour etc
You will need to provide a French address which could be an AirBNB or a...
Forum: France
Aug 4th 2022, 6:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By cyrian

Re: Supermarkets

The Auchan loyalty card gives you instant discount on promoted items and also saves money into your cagnotte which you can use to part-pay at the cash desk.
Forum: France
Jul 29th 2022, 12:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By cyrian

Re: FBN - Franco British Network

FYI There is a Facebook group called Strictly Legal France which may help
Forum: France
Jul 29th 2022, 11:47 am
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By cyrian

Re: Hors gel

In France, we have Atlantic convectors which are turned to frost setting when we are away and the main stopcock is turned off to prevent possible water leaks.
The hot water tank is switched off.
In...
Forum: France
Jul 27th 2022, 2:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By cyrian

Re: Amazon Prime

In the UK (and also in France) I have avoided Prime in spite of Amazon making it as difficult as they can to opt for regular delivery.
I have found that most items shipped by Amazon regular delivery...
Forum: France
Jul 25th 2022, 5:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By cyrian

Re: Driving to and from France/UK

There is a new Shengen visa system to be introduced in 2023 which will replace passport stamps.
The UK has been talking about a similar system for the UK which will do away with passports and use...
Forum: France
Jul 24th 2022, 3:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By cyrian

Re: Driving to and from France/UK

Returned to the UK via Portsmouth at the beginning of June.
There are no Covid restrictions or requirements when you enter the UK.
The ferry company may have Covid related restrictions.
No customs...
Forum: France
Jul 23rd 2022, 8:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By cyrian

Re: Plastering in France

Hi Martin
You have read other threads and gleaned some information from them.
The same thing applies to this thread.
Many of the responses are directed at anyone who may read this thread and is...
Forum: France
Jul 22nd 2022, 12:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By cyrian

Re: Options for UK number now that I'm based in France

Welcome to the forum
Can you change to a PAYG in the UK and retain your number?
You can top up online with a few £s from time to time and you would still have your number if someone in the UK...
Forum: France
Jul 21st 2022, 2:56 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By cyrian

Re: Plastering in France

France is a lot more efficient at chasing anyone who is working "on the black" and the penalties can be severe.
It is even more so in a post-Brexit world because someone who is resident on a visa...
Forum: France
Jun 8th 2022, 2:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By cyrian

Re: Health care question

If your husband receives a UK pension then he will be covered with an S1 issued by the UK.
The French healthcare system generally only covers 70% of costs.
This includes visits to a doctor and...
Forum: France
Jun 8th 2022, 2:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By cyrian

Re: Getting UK television in France!

I just connected to iplayer with Nordvpn without a problem.
I think that it depends which server in the UK you connect through.
Some servers are frequently used and get recognised - others less so.
Forum: France
May 31st 2022, 2:55 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By cyrian

Re: HSBC expat banking

1% is fairly standard in the UK but 0.5% or 0.4% is better - haggle with them.
Get quotes from other AV providers.
As well as annual management charges are there any additional charges? e.g. entry...
Forum: France
May 30th 2022, 1:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By cyrian

Re: Petrol

:thumbsup:
Forum: France
May 29th 2022, 10:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By cyrian

Re: Petrol

Sorry £1.7104 :eek:
Forum: France
May 29th 2022, 7:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By cyrian

Re: Petrol

According to the RAC, the average petrol price in the UK on 26/5/2022 was £171.04.
Forum: France
May 24th 2022, 2:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By cyrian

Re: new member

There were special rules for EU off-shore workers when we were part of the EU but I do not know what the rules are post-Brexit.
I suspect that what Pulaski is saying could be correct.
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