10 tips when moving from France to outside of the EU #formalities

10 tips when moving from France to outside of the EU #formalities

If you live in France and move to another country for longer than just a vacation, here are my 10 tips to help you (with templates in French language):

1. If you rent a flat, inform your landlord that you move soon by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt at leat one month beforehand, this may vary so the notice period shall be checked on your renting contract – please find herewith a Lettre de résiliation bail appartement 2018,

2. If you are a mother, terminate the school insurance contract on the grounds that you move soon, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, at leat one month beforehand (contact your insurance company to check the notice period),

3. Terminate the home insurance contract by sending the exit inventory to your insurance company on the last day of the tenancy by email asking them to terminate the home insurance contract because you just left the flat (once you arrived in your new place, check they received it properly as you should receive a “lettre de résiliation” from them),

4. If you keep generating income from France, fill in form N°2042-NR, which completes your tax declaration if you move abroad or before you come back to France during the year, as soon as income from France has been generated after the move abroad or before the come back to France,

5. Moreover, French tax authorities need to be made aware of the bank account you opened abroad,

6. As regard to your internet box, this is the example of what shall be done for SFR (according to your provider, the formalities may vary: in any case, check with your internet provider how to terminate your contract): send a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt within two months before the move at “Service de résiliation SFR, TSA 30103, 69947 LYON cedex 20 with a documentary proof of your move for a duration over a year to avoid paying fees of 49 euros then print the labels SFR will send you and bring your box and cables to a post office to send it back to SFR (I provided my renting contract in Tunisia, which has a duration of a year, as a proof) – please find herewith a template of Lettre de résiliation box SFR 2018,

7. For your mobile phone, this is the example of what shall be done for SFR (according to your provider, the formalities may vary: in any case, check with your mobile phone provider how to terminate the contract): send a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt at “Service de résiliation SFR, TSA 30103, 69947 LYON cedex 20” at least 10 days beforehand with the reason for terminating the contract – please find herewith a template “Lettre de résiliation portable SFR 2018“,

8. If your mobile phone is working with Bouygues télécom, all you have to do is phone 614 at least 10 days before the move (fees are 6 euros) or online (free),

9. As regard to the electricity provider if you use EDF, phone EDF on the day of your move at 09 69 32 15 15 giving the meter reading (peak and off-peak hours, if applicable), then ask them to terminate the contract indicating an address in France so they can send you the last invoice, such address can be a friend’s,

10. Lastly as regard to social security services, inform them of your new address online on their website (ameli.fr).

One last tip outside formalities is vacuum bags. They were so handy for duvets and clothes. I managed to move from France to Tunisia with only one suitcase thanks to them.

How to have an easy internet connection when #traveling abroad?

How to have an easy internet connection when #traveling abroad?

I discovered the air box after battling for 3 weeks to install a telephone line and ADSL in my new home.

Had I known it existed beforehand, I would have bought this nice little wifi box on the first day, not to keep it for ever, but to wait with peace of mind while my internet connection was being set up.

Having the internet when traveling abroad is not only very enjoyable to keep close to our heart people we love (like skyping with my child), but it is also a must-have when working from home and setting up our life around the internet.

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

I have so much gratitude towards my neighbor who kindly invited the children and I on a road trip to Thoiry, France.

I asked him what it was like to live next door to a single mum of two lively kids.

I share beautiful photos from Thoiry animals below. This is a zoo unlike others, where you can drive through the wild animals, zebras, giraffes, bears, wolves and many others.

Seeing animals feels somewhat magical. Personally, I am never in contact with animals. Maybe this will change in Tunisia. Maybe I’ll have a cat, who knows? It is said that it is the animal which chooses us. What do you think?

Meanwhile, please visit Thoiry zoo if you go to France. The children loved it so much.

A big black bear just outside the car:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

The whole lion family:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Mister Zebra I respect you:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

So close:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

So much grace:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Even a white wolf!

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

The pretty giraffes:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thank you Thoiry zoo!

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

My favorite picture:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

 

 

Traveling as single mother with kids and protecting your wealth Affordable #travel

Traveling as single mother with kids and protecting your wealth Affordable #travel

With experience, I find it so much better to book the flights myself whenever I go to Tunisia instead of relying on a travel agency and paying extra for it. Once I arrive in the country, then I can book a hotel there, not in advance. Of course as single mum, I found it reassuring to rely on a travel agent, but it was not money smart.

One of my friend had a similar experience in Thailand. Please share if you had a similar experience somewhere so we can help as many women as possible to protect their wealth.

How to rent a villa in Tunisia long-term? Practical tips -Tunisia 3:3

How to rent a villa in Tunisia long-term? Practical tips -Tunisia 3:3

First step to rent a house in Tunisia: choosing an estate agent or contract directly with the landlord.

Second step: execute the contract by signing it in three original copies.

Third step: the landlord legalizes the three contracts at the town hall for TND 3.

Fourth step: the tenant legalizes the three contracts at the town hall for TND 0,750.

It is usual to sign a renting contract for a year, for inhabiting the property only (not for commercial purposes), with a one-month notice period. It will not be required that the tenant proves that he earns three times the amount of the rent.

This is such freedom compared to what happened to me in Paris, France. As single mother of two children, no landlord agreed to rent me a flat, even though I had pay slips to prove I earned three times the rent amount and I was under a contract of undetermined duration. I had to pretend I was single, then for the next flat one of my friend had to pretend he was my boyfriend and living with me. He was the one who had pay slips at the time. I was going back to college and only living on savings.

I love having freedom now. I savor every bit of it. I love choosing how I want to manage my life and my finances.

How to rent a villa in Tunisia long-term? Practical tips -Tunisia 3:3