The French Government have just issued the following update:
The website ONLINE PROCEDURE TO REQUEST A RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR BRITISH CITIZENS RESIDING IN FRANCE BEFORE THE UNITED KINGDOM’S WITHDRAWAL DATE FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION opened in the event of a no-deal Brexit (which has been ruled out) IS NOW CLOSED
The French Ministry of Interior is launching its update in order to remain within the framework of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union which was eventually reached and ratified by both parties.
The provisions of the withdrawal agreement are applicable to British citizens and their family members already residing or planning to reside in France before 31 December 2020.
Although the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU is effectively starting from 1 February 2020, the withdrawal agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020, during which all British citizens will keep the rights they acquired as EU citizens.
Pursuant to the withdrawal agreement, the British citizens residing in France will be issued specific residence permits “United Kingdom’s withdrawal agreement from the EU” for which they will have to apply before 1 July 2021. British citizens residing in France will not be required to hold a residence permit until 1 July 2021
For this purpose, a new website adapted to the provisions of the withdrawal agreement will be opened in anticipation early in July 2020.
If you are a British citizen or a family member of a British citizen and you have already applied for a residence permit on the no-deal Brexit website, you do not need to make another online application. Your application has been considered and will be processed by the local prefecture before the obligation to hold a residence permit becomes enforceable.
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