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British citizens at UA: Resident permit for British nationals

Brexit will affect the rights and formalities required of British citizens who wish to come to France, whether it be for a short visit or a permanent residence.

Before December 31, 2020

British nationals and their family members, of British nationality or third-country nationals, residing in France or coming to settle in France before December 31, 2020 must apply for a residence permit  before  July 1, 2021.

Apply for a residence permit on this site


From January 1, 2021

British nationals, who will arrive in France on or after January 1,  2021, will have to apply for a visa at the French Consulate in their place of residence, then apply for a residence permit at the prefecture upon arrival in France (application of common law for foreigners).

From October 1, 2021

Possession of a residence permit will be compulsory  for all British nationals from 1 October 2021 for anyone over the age of 18.

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