Resources

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?

Now that the UK has left the EU, if you are British and living in France by the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, you will need to apply for a new residency permit in order to protect your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement. You will still need to apply for a residency permit even if you already have a carte de séjour, or are married or PACSed to a French person.

 

You must apply for the permit between 19 October 2020 and 30 June 2021 via the French government website. Your non-EU family members and dependants will also need to apply for a Withdrawal Agreement residency permit via the website.

 

All the information you need to apply is on the application website. Consult the flowchart (also linked below) which details which supporting documents you need according to your situation.

 

Key dates:

19 October 2020 ➡ Online residency permit system opened

31 December 2020 ➡ Transition period ends - must be resident in France by this point

30 June 2021 ➡ Last day for residency applications*

 

* You need to be in possession of your new residency permit from 1 October 2021.

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

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

BREXIT PREPAREDNESS

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

USEFUL LINKS

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

The French Government have provided a letter confirming the rights of British nationals under the Withdrawal Agreement. This may be useful to show employers or other French agencies who may ask for your residency permit prior to October 1 2021.

UK government Guidance

TRANSLATORS

UK government Guidance

UK TRANSITION

BRITISH EMBASSY Guidance

HEALTHCARE & The S1

 

explainer VIDEO 

NOTES

FRENCH government Guidance

for Foreign Nationals

FRENCH government Guidance

Decree - english translation

MINIsterial order - English Translation

A list of translators and interpreters for British Nationals in France.

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period has ended. Check the new rules from January 2021 and take action now.

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).

This British Embassy explainer video gives an overview of the S1 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).

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

An English translation of the French government Decree and Ministerial Order, relating to domestic legislation around the Withdrawal Agreement pertaining to residency for UK nationals. You can also read our explainer news article about the decree.