Family members joining a British national settled in France before 31 December 2020

British citizens and their family members, regardless of their nationality, who moved in France before the 1 January 2021 have to apply for a residence permit marked "UK withdrawal agreement from the European Union" before 1 July 2021 online.


UK nationals will be required to hold a residence permit from 1 October 2021.

What is the procedure for British family members joining a British national settled in France before 31 December 2020 ?

British family members of a British national who settled in France before 31 December 2020 and who benefit from the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement will have access to a residence permit due to the existence of their family link.

They must first travel to France to apply for this residence permit. They do not need a short-stay visa to enter France.

They can then apply directly for a residence permit on the following online platform: https://contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/brexit/brexit-residence-permit-application/

What is the procedure for family members (third country nationals) joining a British national settled in France before 31 December 2020 ?

Third country nationals who are family members of a British national who settled in France before 31 December 2020 and who are covered by the Withdrawal Agreement will have access to a residence permit due to the existence of their family link.

Family members must first go to France to apply for this residence permit. For nationals of certain third countries, a short-stay visa application is required to travel to France. To find out if this is the case for you, you can consult this document.

To apply for a “Withdrawal Agreement” residence permit, all third country nationals (whether or not they require a visa) must contact the prefecture of their department in France.

British citizens and their family members who wish to move to France from 1 January 2021 will be subject to national legislative provisions and will be required to obtain a long-stay visa before going to a prefecture to file their application for a residence permit.


Find more https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas/welcome-page

Published on 09/04/2021

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