What is self-employment ?

What is self-employment? What is self-employment ? The auto-enterprise is a sole proprietorship that falls under the micro-enterprise tax regime. What is self-employment ? It facilitates the creation and management of your business and allows you to benefit from social protection. As an auto-entrepreneur, you benefit from social security coverage in the same way as …

find a Babysitter- Absolutely French

Pregnant during my expatriation

Pregnant during my expatriation My name is Malgorzata Pietrzykowska, I’m from Poland, I’ve lived a bigger part of my life abroad. I am married to a Mexican.  I was pregnant during my expatriation and I gave birth one year ago.  During your expatriation you were pregnant, were you apprehensive about giving birth abroad? « Yes, very …

Why register for social security?

Why register for social security?   What is social security? Created in 1945, Social security is one of the fundamental rights of all people living on French territory. It is open to all provided that they work or reside in France on a stable and regular basis. Social security covers everyone, including foreign nationals. We …

The impact of Brexit on the British in France

The impact of Brexit on the British in France What will be the consequences for British living in France after the Brexit? Following the ratification of the withdrawal agreement, the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU took effect on 1 February 2020. This agreement provides for a transition period to run until 31 December 2020. During this …

How do I find a housekeeper?

How do I find a housekeeper? Looking for a housekeeper is a step that many families go through. How do I find a housekeeper ? Which option I have to choose? We explain you everything about domestic help! Wecasa to find a housekeeper Wecasa is a site offering various services: hairdressing, beauty, massage, cleaning, babysitting, …

How do I register my child at the recreation center?

How do I register my child at the recreation center? In Paris, recreation centers are located in primary and nursery schools. They welcome children on Wednesdays but also during school holidays. How register my child at the recreation center? Recreation centers continue to accommodate children during this new period of confinement. How to register your …

The 5 stage to get a place in childcare center

  The 5 stage to get a place in childcare center   Get a place in childcare center can be synonym of obstacle course. The offer stay sadly lower than request. In this article, we are going to guide you and give you advices to maximise your chance to obtain the Grail, a place in …

How to obtain your Social Security number in France?

How do you obtain your Social Security number in France? Do you want to work in France or do you simply want to take advantage of the French social security system? So start the process of applying for your social security number as soon as possible. It takes about 10 months to get it. My …

How get the internet when you move abroad?

How get the internet when you move abroad? Getting an Internet connection is essential these days.  For work, entertainment, children, but also for everyday life! When we arrive in a new city that we don’t know (and even more so when it’s a new country), we need to search daily for new information such as …

travel cultural differences - Absolutely french

How to get a French driving license?

How to get a French driving licence? In Paris, public transports are often better to move. However, if you want to move by your own, driving a car can be useful. In this article, Absolutely French helps you during the process of getting a french driving licence.   Can I drive with my foreign driving …

authenticate your documents- Absolutely french

How to authenticate your documents

How to anthenticate your documents?   When you arrive in France, the French authorities can ask you to « authenticate your documents » in order to prove that your documents are real documents.  This may be to drive in France, to find a job or to start a training. Here we explain how to authenticate your documents. …

child sick solutions -Absolutely french

SOS my child is sick : solutions

SOS my child is sick : solutions You are looking for child sick solutions? When our children are sick, our first reflex is to take an appointment with a doctor. However, they aren’t always available, so what can we do in this case ? Let’s see other possibilities.    SOS médecin SOS médecins allows the …

justificatif de domicile - Absolutely french

What is a Justificatif de domicile ?

Justificatif de domicile : What is it ? Literally, a “justificatif de domicile” is a proof of address/residence. In order to open a bank account in France, or any other account under your name (phone, gym, etc..). You will need to provide a « justificatif de domicile », to prove that you live in France or in Paris. …

Visa and residence permit - Absolutely french

Visa and residence permit to go to France

Visa and residence permit to go to France Whatever the length of your stay in France, your entry into the French territory is subject to obtaining a visa, unless your situation or your nationality does not exempt you from it. Once you arrive in France, obtaining a residence permit may be necessary, depending on your situation.  …