started by: Joshua-Adamo-1017032 · last update: 1638663084 · posted: 1638663084

Hello, My name is Josh and I need to get a working visa to work in Monaco. I am a Canadian citizen and have previously used a 1 year working/holiday visa in France which is now expired. I currently live in London UK with a visa there. A company in Monaco is interested in hiring me and i very much would like to work there as well. The issue that i am facing is that the company in which i would like to work is in a different country in which i plan to live. In order to work in Monaco i need a carte de Sejour en France. Mais, i dont know which visa to apply for, and if the french government will run through the visa process with a company in Monaco. I came across this website whilst looking for answers online. I know its a long shot but i was hoping someone could help me.Josh

started by: premiergirl · last update: 1638128068 · posted: 1365009998

Hi, I normally send money bank to bank (Barclays to Barclays) but have noticed that FairFX now send money abroad for no fees and a much better exchange rate. Anyone used this service recently? Any "cons"? Barclays charge £15 also, whereas FairFX is free. I have used their currency cards without any hitch, but am just unsure regarding giving them several thousand pounds upfront........... without any research.

started by: Fiona-Holroyd-1014533 · last update: 1636306354 · posted: 1636216561

My 84 year old dad lives in Cannes.  His car's carte gris is in his late wife's name but he has an attestation to say that he is the owner of the car.  He is moving back to the UK and would like to sell the car.  Is the attestation enough to prove the car is his or does he have to change the carte gris?Does anyone know the answer or of any English speaking firm who can advise. Thank you so much Fiona 

started by: lordtcs-252607 · last update: 1635455147 · posted: 1257780720

I am wondering if anyone who is planning to go back to the UK would like to exchange any euros for pounds..We can meet at my local bank for safety reasons and exchange,thus eliminating the comission charges,as I spoke to someone recently who got a really bad deal with the comission and rates for changing over.

started by: Lee-Rush-967099 · last update: 1634314465 · posted: 1634314465

Hi Everyone,What would you expect to see on an offre d'achat? Are there any examples out there as I've heard they are usually limited on information. The one I received says this:Ces biens seront, le jour de la signaturede l'acte de vente, fibres de tous privileges et hypotheques quelconques, ainsique de toutes servitudes d'urbanisme.Is it common to see the term mortgages on here?Thank you.

started by: Steven-McKinstry-945426 · last update: 1633337455 · posted: 1629208916

Hi, I wonder if anyone can recommend a notaire in Nice who would be willing to help me with drawing up wills for my wife and me? Our solicitor in UK has advised me that before Brexit, our UK wills covered all our assets including our property and bank account in France. It now seems that we need separate wills in France, which will enable these to be included in the terms of our UK wills.Any help gratefully received! I’ve emailed two English speaking notaires in Nice (including the one who handled our property purchase in 2019), but have received no reply.

started by: Joe-Meehan-1006658 · last update: 1632403474 · posted: 1631609728

Hi All,Wondering if someone has already been in this situation, received an inheritance from an Irish will?  I am a French tax resident, for more than 6 years.  I understand there is no double taxation (inheritance) treaty between Ireland and France.  Where do I need to pay taxes, both in France and Ireland?  Can I deduct anything etc...?Thanks in advance,Joe

started by: Patricia-Elliott-997983 · last update: 1625730605 · posted: 1625431003

Does anyone know if there is an arbitration cost of making a complaint against our avocat through theBatonnier de L’orde des Avocats?

started by: Paul63 · last update: 1625490394 · posted: 1624525743

Hi !I applied onlune for my carte de sejour, and received an email saying I have to go to the Prefecture at Nice with Photos etc.  But they don't say where at the Prefecture, of course.  And what I do know is that if I go to Acceuil on d-day, by the time I've queued at the desk to know where to go, I will have missed my appointment.  So my question is, does anyone know which office/service you have to go to pick up your Carte de Sejour ?Paul

started by: Marc -Cornelissen-998019 · last update: 1625475807 · posted: 1625475807

Dear All, I am looking for a well informed Notaire on the French Riviera to make a will for expats leaving in France? Can anyone recommend a notaire that is familiar and is used to deal with expats clientele and specifically regarding Wills ? I thank you in advance for your help. Rgds

started by: Steve-Beresford-992904 · last update: 1619949750 · posted: 1619949750

I understand if you work in Monaco but are living in France you will pay French tax bur not the social charges as this is paid in Monaco.  What is the happens in the case of capital gains.  Is it French CGT +  social charges or just CGT?A penny for your thoughts on this?

started by: Niall-Harty-987958 · last update: 1617266930 · posted: 1616761712

Hi all,I live in a house share and one of the tenants recently moved out. The landlady says we owe quite a bit of money that she is going to take from our deposits. The main thing she wants us to pay for is to redo the surfaces of the kitchen worktop and table, sand it down, smooth marks, re-varnish wood etc. She says we left marks on the table and that the worktop around the sink is water damaged. The marks on the table are really tiny and I don't even think we caused them but we never noticed them until she pointed them out. Both the worktop and the table are made out of cheap plywood that becomes marked easily. The work top has some water damage just to splashes around the sink.We moved in in September and she pointed it out the marks in November but didn't say we would have to pay until one of the tenants moved out just now. I honestly don't think we could have caused the marks in less than two months. But she says we don't have a leg to stand on because we didn't note them when we moved in if they were there from the beginning. I feel like this is something she does to every batch of tenants she has and never actually fixes it. My question is would this not be considered normal wear and tear from every day use over time? She also wants us to pay more for missing items or marked/damaged. Drinking glasses, tea towels, broken sink stopper, forks, knives, mugs, a bowl etc. which she says comes to €40-€50. I have never lived in an apartment that included so many items like this. Usually furnished just means big furniture and then you have to provide things like cutlery etc. The thing is I moved in a couple days after the others so when I was doing the état des lieux, some of the tea towels, mugs, glasses I saw actually belonged to one of the tenants and he took them when he left. We never counted the cutlery because there is a lot. There are a ton of utensils that we don't use at all in the kitchen. But even if it were caused by us are missing glasses, mugs or bowls not also normal wear and tear? Things break or get chipped, is there no French law regarding normal usage damage?

started by: jamesh19 · last update: 1617110061 · posted: 1617110061

Hi -can anyone suggest a decent English speaking house insurer - specifically to cover potential rain damage on my terrace cheers

started by: thomastraherne · last update: 1616668382 · posted: 1616312352

I have been living in France since 1998 and I applied for French Nationality in 2019 and I still have not received it.  I recently had an interview at the police station at the end of 2020 which went fine and I am waiting to be called to the Prefecture which I think is the final hurdle. It is taking rather a long time and if I don't have the French nationality soon I will need to apply for a Residents Card because of Brexit but I obviously want to avoid that. I contacted the Prefecture recently and this is the reply I received " Bonjour, Nous sommes dans l'attente de documents que nous avons demandés à différentes administrations et autorités, indispensables à l'instruction de votre dossier. Dès réception de ces derniers, nous vous communiquerons une date pour effectuer l'entretien réglementaire inhérent à votre démarche." Is it normal that it is taking such a long time ?  I am starting to find it stressful. 

started by: jessi-883586 · last update: 1616192575 · posted: 1615641529

Hi,Anyone knows the cancelation agreement for Mobile and internet box with Monaco Telecom ? I can’t find it anywhere on their website. I don’t believe this is something they share openly. I would like to know my rights of cancelations. As I have cancelled both mobile and internet box because I have moved out. I’ve been told the effect will take place 30 days of cancelation. But months gone and I still continue to be charged, even when I have a confirmed email with them. I would like to know if I can find their cancelation agreement somewhere. Thank you. 

started by: Julia -Morris-986425 · last update: 1616188410 · posted: 1615364298

We have signed a Devis for a local builder and now need to change the start date of the work. Even though we are not cancelling the works the builder wants 20% of the total amount now. Where do I stand? My father is ill and I need to be back and forth to the UK

started by: sheiling · last update: 1616187707 · posted: 1611918402

I live in the U.K. for the majority of time. My mother is French living in the south of France going back many many generations. Because of Brexit I thought I should get a French passport. I’m over 60. My brother got his 30 years ago with no problem as we fulfil all the criteria. I started the process 3 years ago. Have sent all documentation to Paris and waited for 3/4 months between replies but now I have not heard a word for 10 months. I wrote 3 months ago asking what was happening and no reply. I know Covid is causing all sorts of problems but my mother is very elderly and I want to visit her in France and can’t with my U.K. passport. What can I do?

started by: Charmaine-298198 · last update: 1615534272 · posted: 1615405150

Can anyone advise me where to get my credit report in France. Feels impossible to find anything on where to get it. Thanks in advance 

started by: Provenceliving · last update: 1614892347 · posted: 1379933828

What does it cost in France to get PACSed? I cannot find the info anywhere?! And does the cost differ from getting married? What's the real difference between the two because I'm having some difficulty understanding this. If anyone already knows or has the experience of both, I would be very grateful to know. Thank you so much, in advance... -Susana

started by: squeakyclean · last update: 1614605584 · posted: 1614371865

HiI have a small house that is currently being sold.   Completion expected 19th March.I am not able to travel to France from the UK because of travelling restrictions and need to appoint a power of attorney to assist in the sale.If there is anyone, who has experience in this process, able to give me a quote for this service please?Many thanks.

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