Getting established in France
Thread poster: Adrien82

Adrien82
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Jun 30, 2009

Hello,

I am looking on advice on how to get established as a translator (FR < - > EN; GE --> EN; GE --> FR) in France (Paris). What are the administrative formalities one would have to have to go through ? Also, does anyone here know if one can hold two jobs at the same time in France, one as a regular 'CDI - statut cadre' full-time, and another one as a beginner free-lance translator working part-time (evenings and / or weekends) to get started...?

Thanks for this !

Regards


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France
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auto-entrepreneur Jun 30, 2009

This new self-employed status could be the solution you are looking for.

More at http://www.lautoentrepreneur.fr/

And yes, you can both have a permanent position and be self-employed from a legal/tax point of view. But you have to check that you don't have any clause in your CDI regarding unfair competition (clause de non concurrence).

Have a look at www.apce.com for all possibilities to work as a freelancer (indépendant) in France.


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Terry Richards
France
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Another option Jun 30, 2009

You might also want to look into a portage company. There's been a fair bit of discussion about them on the board and some people are very much against them but I've found them quite satisfactory.

I use Missions Cadres but there are others.

Terry.


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Adrien82
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Merci ! Jun 30, 2009

Thanks for this !

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