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Your New Life in France

If you’re in the process of looking for your dream home in France and planning to settle here permanently or you are buying a holiday home, Assist are here to help.

How can we help?

Our friendly team of experienced and knowledgeable Virtual Assistants and Associates have a range of skills to ensure you get the specialist support you need. We are also connected with a wide range of other professionals that complement our services such as insurance brokers, estate agents, and reliable tradespeople – you name it, we have the connections.


Whether you are retired, actively seeking work or self-employed, we can assist you in applying to get a social security number and then for your Carte Vitale, so that you can get the healthcare you need in the event of any health issues or emergency treatment..

  • Individual €150
  • Couple €250
  • Couple plus 1 child €270
  • €30 per child additional child


We can organise, on your behalf, competitive insurance quotes for your house, car, health top-up, school, or anything else you need insuring. We are connected with established and trustworthy insurance agencies.

  • 1 x quote €40
  • 2 x quotes €70
  • 3 x quotes €90
  • 4 x quotes €110


If you would like us to set up your utilities (or mobile phone contract) or you would like us to find you a more competitive provider, then we have fully bi-lingual associates who can deal with this.

  • €60 per utility (to open contract)
  • €50 per hour for issues, problems with suppliers, over billing problems etc.

Driving and Vehicles

We can apply for a new driving licence ‘permis de conduire’ if you are eligible to do so.
If your UK driving licence was issued on or after 1 January 2021. Your UK licence in this case is recognised for 1 year from the date of issue of your Carte de Séjour (your residency permit) … If you plan to stay in France for more than 1 year, you must apply to exchange your UK licence for a French licence during this first year.

If your UK driving licence was issued before 1 January 2021. Your UK licence is recognised in France for as long as it is valid. Check the expiry date on your photocard licence. If it has expired or has less than 6 months’ validity left, you need to exchange this for a French licence. When you have applied for the licence, you will get an ‘attestation de dépôt sécurisée’ which allows you to drive legally in France until you receive your newly issued licence.

If you want to buy or sell a French car, we can do it; If you want to import your UK vehicle, we can do it; If you are moving and need to change the address on your Carte Grise, we can do it.

  • Buying a car + registration under your name €200
  • Selling a car €150
  • Registering a recently purchased vehicle €120
  • Change of your address on your carte grise €60
  • UK to France driving licence exchange €180
  • Importing a car from the UK – price on application

Appointments and General Admin

If French is not your first language or you find it difficult to make appointments on the phone or in person, then we can assist. Also, if you haven’t found a doctor, dentist or bank – then let us help you find an English-speaking service in your area that you can feel confident accessing.

  • €40 – €50 per hour (This is our standard fee depending upon task, please request further information on your needs and we will be able to give a definitive price for certain tasks)
  • Urgent or emergency needs – price on application

Translations / Interpretation Services

If you need official documents translated, then Assist is connected to qualified professionals in this field. Or, if you need help with real-time interpretation for a hospital appointment, Notaire’s meeting or anything else, we can be there, via telephone, zoom, or in person to ensure you fully understand what is being said and our associates can make sure that your responses are translated and fully understood.

  • Price on application – dependent on the type of support required

Visa Support Services

We have a dedicated specialist providing visa support to guide you every step of the way.

Starting visa to validating visa on arrival in France. Service covers up to 3 hours of support in total. Support consists of checking health cover, visa document requirements and validating the visa on arrival including any odd queries regarding the visa. (PLEASE NOTE: the hand-holder does not get the visa for clients, that is the job of TLS Contact in the UK).

  • €200  per household (max 2 people)
  • Additional household members €30 per person (over 6 years old)
  • €130 single household

Business Registration and Support

Do you need help registering your business (Micro-entreprise)? Assist can support you to obtain your Siret number so that you get on with building your business. We can also help you to stand out from the crowd with a bespoke website design service, webshop, social media marketing kit, invoicing templates, brochures, letter writing or whatever you need to help your business grow.

  • Individual Business Registration €250
    • This includes registering your business according to the activity you have chosen, assisting you with the documents you need to provide, but also making an appointment for you in specific cases with the relevant business formality centre.
  • New Business Combined Package €310
    • To include the above AND an introduction guide to the world of micro-enterprise in general by explaining the different organisations, your obligations and advice related to your activity.
  • 1 hour business set up consultation €120
    • An introduction guide to the world of micro-enterprise in general by explaining the different organisations, your obligations and advice related to your activity.
  • Additional tasks
    • Assistance with registration with URSSAF/Impôts/Médiation de la consommation – €80 each
    • Formatting your invoices and estimates with legal notices – €80 each
    • Initial CFE (Cotisation foncières des entreprises) declaration – €80
    • Turnover declaration – €45.00/declaration
    • Daily help with your invoice/quote – €45/hours

Planning Permission

If you are intending to embark on renovations on your new home, gite or business in France, you will need to ensure you have applied for the correct permissions. We have a specialist associate who can support you in completing the correct paperwork and guide you through, what can be, a challenging process if you don’t have the necessary language skills or experience.

  • €45 per hour or priced project

Funeral Support Service

When you lose a loved one in France, it can be overwhelming as the process here moves swiftly and is time-limited (unless there are exceptional circumstances). It is an incredibly emotional time for families and at Assist, we understand, we have helped families through this difficult time to organise the funerals of their loved ones. Our funeral support service will give you a helping hand to ensure that you and your family understand the process and feel fully involved at all stages of the funeral preparation and at your final farewell.

  • Funeral Support Service package prices on application

Our Fees

Please note that some of the services are fixed package prices and others are charged by the hour €40-€50 (dependent on the associate needed). Our minimum charge-out rate is 1 hour. We use time tracking software MyHours to track and record any work carried out on behalf of our clients (reports available on request). Please contact us on for a full price list of these services.