I am an American business professional living and working in Paris. Before moving to France, I lived in Seattle, Washington where I worked for a regional bank in the banking, investment and insurance industry. I moved around a lot while growing up living in 9 different states throughout the USA and living/working on a ship while serving in the Navy after graduating high school. I graduated from the University of Colorado, and started my career in banking to help small businesses and families work through the often complex system in which all societies have created to be able to live and work. After moving to France, my partner and I thought we were doing everything correctly, but we ended up making many mistakes that cost a lot of money and time, and created a lot of stress. Having gone through this complex system that encompasses opening bank accounts, understanding the Prefecture and navigating the French administration, I believe that I can help you. I decided to become an Xpert because I understand how hard it can be to move to France for the first time, not knowing any French language and thinking that everything would be perfect, then you have your first experience in the Prefecture, where nothing is perfect. Even when we thought we were following all of the rules, there are many sets of unspoken/unwritten rules that you don't know you are breaking until you get sent home for more paperwork or for not meeting the timeline for requirements of a deadline that you did not know existed. My first time in France started with a polite letter telling me I wasn't approved for my famille privee carte de sejour, and that I should leave the country within 30 days... We've had to work hard and "fight" the administration, and we won, but that was several years and many several euros later. If we would have known what we know now, life would have been much more pleasant and perfect when I moved to the city of light.

Country : France

City : Paris

Type of public :

  • All profile

Availability during the week :

  • During the week

Availability during the day :

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Home country : USA

Languages : English, French

Type of service:

Arriving & getting settled

Immigration & paperwork

Social & Professional Integration

  • Government Compliance

  • Work authorizations

  • Find accomodation

  • Residence authorizations

  • Taxes & contributions

  • Cultural preparation

  • Employment support

  • Social activities

Xpert services

Everything Paris: Immigration, Administration, Living, Surviving and Loving it!
  • Half a day
  • EN, FR
  • Immigration & paperwork
150 €

"-I can help you navigate the complex system of renting/buying in Paris...

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