Britons in France can now apply online for residence permits

Brexit – Launch of the online residence permit application service for British nationals and their family members living in France, in the event of a no-deal Brexit – Press release issued by the Ministry of the Interior

Paris, 9 October 2019

The French government has taken measures to ensure that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU does not infringe the rights of British citizens already living in France, and their families.

In accordance with the ordinance of 6 February 2019, they will be granted a period of one year from the UK’s departure from the European Union before they are required to hold a residence permit. During this period, the continuation of their rights in terms of residence, professional activity and the social rights resulting from these will be guaranteed.

In the event of a no-deal exit on 31 October, the continuation of those rights will begin on 1 November 2019 and end on 31 October 2020.

Before the end of this one-year period, they will be able to be issued with residence permits, which will be granted under facilitated conditions.

They will have to apply for these within six months of the date of the no-deal exit.

In accordance with the announcements made by the Prime Minister, in order to facilitate their applications British nationals and their family members will be able to apply for residence permits online via this website:

https://contacts-demarches.interieu..., clicking on the “BREXIT” icon.

Following their online application, they will receive confirmation of its submission and their application will be forwarded to the prefecture in their place of residence.

After the application has been validated, they will be asked to attend the prefecture to finalize their documentation (photos, fingerprints, tax notice).

Once the documentation is complete and validated, the residence permit will be produced and sent by post to the applicant’s home.

For further details, please visit the government information website

Published on 08/01/2020

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