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How to prepare for Brexit?

Changes are coming on 1 January!

On 24 December 2020, the EU and UK reached a trade and cooperation agreement which will determine the rules that apply from 1 January 2021 to relations between the EU and the UK in a number of areas.

Although an agreement has been reached, there will still be some major changes that come with the end of the transition period (1 February to 31 December 2020).

One such change is that EU rules on free movement will no longer apply to travel to and from the UK.

If you are a British citizen living, working or studying in France, or if you wish to travel or work in France after the transition period, this site helps you prepare for these changes.


Pursuant to the withdrawal agreement, you will be required to hold a “withdrawal agreement” residence permit.

You must apply for a residence permit online before July 1, 2021, via a website, accessible at the following address https://contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr. You will be required to hold this permit as of 1 July 2021.

Also in accordance with the withdrawal agreement, British citizens without dual nationality are no longer eligible to vote or stand in local (élections municipales) and European elections held in France since 1 February 2020.

This part of the website has links to the pages dealing with all the issues with which you may encounter, depending on your personal circumstances. If you cannot find information relating to your situation, there is a Brexit contact in each ministry who deals with all the relevant subjects.