In this section, you will find resources, documents and links to help you make informed decisions about applying for French residency. This includes the official UK and French government guidance.

French residency- are you ready?

The new French government Residency Application Portal is now open.  UK nationals will have until (at least) 30 June 2021 to make their residency application. If you have questions or need support you can send us an enquiry or you can call our helpline on 05 32 80 00 05. 




UK government Guidance

Living in France

Select the link below to view the official UK Government information for UK nationals moving to and living in France, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

FRench government Guidance


Select the link below to view the official French government information for Brexit preparedness.


British EMBASSY Guidance

Top Ten FAQs

The British Embassy in Paris shares answers to the top ten reoccurring questions they have received via Facebook. Also available on our FAQs page

UK government Guidance


List of translators and interpreters for British Nationals in France.

UK government Guidance


The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. Check the new rules from January 2021 and take action now.


Healthcare in France


explainer VIDEO 


This British Embassy explainer video gives an overview of how you register for French state healthcare through the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) and how to get your Carte Vitale. Also available in a note format (both versions link to the British Embassy Facebook page).

FRENCH government Guidance

for Foreign Nationals

Republique Française guidance for foreigners on matters around French residency, nationality and working in France.

Helping UK Nationals in France

IMPORTANT: The Project provides help and support to UK Nationals in France free of charge. We do not provide professional or legal advice. Please see our terms for more information about our services.

The “Diocese in Europe Residency Support Project” is operated by the Diocese in Europe Diocesan Board of Finance, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 00106580). Our registered address is at 14 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QZ.

Registered Charity Number : 250186

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