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started by: Valerio-Laghi-932237 · last update: 1548424556 · posted: 1548417402

Hi,In march i will enter in a new house, in a colocation, and asked for an individual contract or lease. The agency told me that this is not possible in Paris, but in my previous coloc i had it. Is it possible to stipulate an agreement between flatmates to go around the problem and ward myself in the eventuality of one of the others not paying their rent?Thanks

started by: Hannah-hingley-931929 · last update: 1541706087 · posted: 1541706087

Does anyone have any advice about unfair pay? I have found out that my boss systematically pays men more than women for the same work. It is a franchise of a large company, we don't really have HR. Has anyone been in this situation before? 

started by: DavidMacIng · last update: 1528694267 · posted: 1528452717

I'm looking for someone advice and help in understanding how I properly set up my business to pay taxes in France as an autoentrepreneur. All my income comes from UK clients. Can anyone recommend someone skilled in this area that speaks English? Thanks. David

started by: Taylor Cavale · last update: 1518703155 · posted: 1518692507

I'm looking to apply for Auto Entrepreneur Status. Is there an existing thread on this that I could refer to? I'm currently seeking employment and would like to teach English and guide tours. Thank you for your advice!

started by: Kaz-85321 · last update: 1514902257 · posted: 1268914303

Help! I need to renew my Long Stay Visa. Has anyone done this recently? I have looked at all the information I can find on Angloinfo and the net but cant find specific information about the how to. Do I just go to the prefecture that I was granted my original one at? Do I need an appointment - if so - how do I get one? I imagine I will need updated proof of financial, residential information etc? However, do I require all the details updated ie new birth certificate, police check etc. I have seven weeks until this one expires.... With the memory still fresh of the sleepless nights and stress obtaining the original any assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you.

started by: thinking-80988 · last update: 1513199863 · posted: 1511960571

Married 33 years. Husband now 93 and needs my assistance to live. Any services to help me?

started by: DIPAK-Nepali-911656 · last update: 1512999048 · posted: 1507715800

Hlo  I am dipak from nepal and currently in paris .Plz help to find Find job .I have good knowledge of baby care, care taker, experience of bar tender, waiter ,teaching and cleaner.I am currently learning french language.I am available at any timi and in any day..Contact me ..if y have any job for me.dipaknepali152@gmail.com 

started by: Amy -Lee -915462 · last update: 1511437165 · posted: 1511417220

Hello, if anyone could be so kind to help me in my situation? I am on a long term salarié visa in Paris which expires in July. Does anyone know if it’s possible to find another CDI during that time? People have mentioned that it’s risky and that the prefecture could refuse you. Anyone have experience in this? Would really appreciate the help :) 

started by: lolla-92437 · last update: 1511008385 · posted: 1510845607

I am finding myself in the position of earning too mluch for ae status - can anyone direct me or recommend somewhere to go to get sound advice, preferably in English for such a complicated question please as what status I need now.

started by: Momo · last update: 1507147468 · posted: 1496175980

Hi All,I am American (been in Europe since 2002), with a French-German partner and we are moving to Paris on 1 July as my partner got a job.I am self employed, and am completely at wit's end about dealing with France company / tax structures after a few conversations with potential accountants. My business and clients are already established, I just have to move it all to France and make sure my status is legit and above board.Is anyone on here self employed / freelancer offering professional services that isn't a Micro-Enterprise (not possible due to my turnover) and not running through a Portage Salarial? Would really like to pick your brain...Please let me know, Thanks!

started by: James-Birchall-905814 · last update: 1502058563 · posted: 1501141848

Hi all. We're currently buying a house in France - or rather, our company is buying it. The current owner is English, and we are English, but the seller's notaire is insisting that our Articles of Association must be translated into French - it's going to cost around 900 euros. Does anyone know if this is really necessary? Thanks! 

started by: ashwinapr · last update: 1496986710 · posted: 1453295838

Hello all, I have one question regarding renewal of salary visa. I have done change of status from student to salary. After 1 year and 1 month, my company got shutdown. but before this, I have received my first titre de sejour. Now, I am having new CDI job. My titre de sejour validity is till November 2016. Do I need to go to DIRECCTE now as I have changed job? Which all dcuments I need while renewal of my titre de sejour?   Thank yu in advance. Regards, Ashwin PATIL

started by: Jose-Danon-890645 · last update: 1484034120 · posted: 1483972946

Hi all,My name is Jose and I have a few questions in regards of a bank account I have in Paris.The story is that I lived with a student visa in Paris for over a year. I opened an account in Societe General bank and I left Paris before my visa expired thinking I was going to come back - which I did not.My account as far as I'm concern is open, I used to have a Visa Debit card.My questions are:1.- How can I close the account from abroad? I am afraid that I'm paying monthly commissions and since it was a while ago that I left, I am being charged for lots of money even-though I haven't used it since I left France.2.- If I didn't close my account and I go back to Paris to visit, there is any chance I get detained or prosecuted for this?Thanks in advance,Jose

started by: Roy-Styles-879837 · last update: 1481314347 · posted: 1481236508

Does anybody know how I could go about closing my bank account with LaBanquePostale? I'm moving back to Australia and my internet banking is locked so there isn't much point in me keeping it open. I've looked around the internet a fair bit to find something and I did see mention of simply sending some kind of letter of termination ? But there was nothing overly specific. Thanks 

started by: Richard-Ofshe-878606 · last update: 1479976744 · posted: 1479818065

We are asking for some suggestions about how, under theFrench system, one can deal with a serious economic loss due to fraud andmisrepresentation by a retail store owner.  We recently contracted for and paid a marble supplier inParis for nearly 19,000 Euro’s worth of Italian, Calacatta pattern marble.  The marble that was delivered  was an type of Carrara that sells for nearly ½the price of the marble we ordered. When we queried the store owner about theobvious gross appearance difference between what we ordered (the Calacatta sampledisplayed in the shop) and the bland, nearly patternless stone that wasdelivered,  the shop owner assured us, infront of witnesses, that it was normal for the veining in the not to developand darken until the stone dried. We naively believed him.  The stone that was supplied does not fit the characteristicsof Calacatta marble, but rather is characteristic of Carrara Bianco. Weverified that what was delivered was the inferior quality Carrara Bianco marbleby having a sample of what we received evaluated at one of Carrera quarries inItaly.     The supplier is refusing to admit that he failed to supplyus with anything that remotely resembles the example of Calacutta marble playedin his shop and that he deliberately lied to us about the substantial veiningcharacteristic of Calacatta marble developing as the stone dried.  What advice can anyone offer about that it would be appropriateto do under these circumstances given the French approach to consumer fraud?Are there any consumer protection agencies with whom a complaint can be filed? Hasanyone had experience with an English speaking Advocat that they can recommend?Is anyone reading this appeal an English speaking attorney with experience thatwould be useful for us? Sincerely,Richard

started by: ABDUL-ALOBEDA-873950 · last update: 1478682996 · posted: 1478540511

Bonjour,I need some advise on making a deposit of a large amount of euro Coins into my French bank account or if possible a coin machine that takes a commission to exchange them for banknote payment (Similar to the US' CoinStar machine that are available in many grocery stores). I have tried asking my local Banque Postal where I have an account but they are giving me the good old French "Ce n'est pas possible) blues. I have been successful in the past at making huge coin deposit at another Banques Postal however it hasn't been without hassles. They act like they are doing me a favor in accepting legal French currency. Can somebody provide me with a fine solution before I cause a scene in a French bank and force a poor cashier to count a bucket load of coins.

started by: BrianH-84873 · last update: 1476534975 · posted: 1472730537

This from a posting on the Brittany angloinfo site. Does any body know more about this."Hi, anyone heard of a new tax due to be brought in next year, any french resident owning their home outright will be paying a tax monthly, 50% of the rentable value of their home.- See more at: https://www.angloinfo.com/brittany/discussions/topic/2968087#sthash.LZHOuSdj.dpufI found this on the web:  http://tinyurl.com/jnr72ysIf true, it is outrageous. 

started by: harwell99 · last update: 1469392199 · posted: 1469215350

I am an American and am looking for an accountant or firm who is conversant with tax issues involving Americans and their tax liabilities in France. If anyone could recommend someone it would be greatly appreciated.David H.

started by: elepere0625 · last update: 1469024424 · posted: 1468423273

Hi everyone,I'm a US national who has been an expat in South Africa for a few years now.  We're coming back to France soon, and I'm interested in connecting with a financial advisor to understand what my options are for bringing in my money from the US (where I've been paid all this time) and how I can use the money (e.g. buy property, retirement) given that it's coming from a US source.To be clear, I'm not asking for advice here - I'm more looking for recommendations for a good financial advisor who has solid knowledge of matters impacting US nationals thanks to our amazing banking/finance/tax laws...Thanks in advance and have a great evening!

started by: Samuel-Parents-864449 · last update: 1468693662 · posted: 1468388217

I recently discovered that an individual has initiated an ex parte criminal case against me in the French court over 2 years ago and has concealed this fact from me. He has had plenty of opportunity to contact and notify me and chose not to. Is this behavior even legal?

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