Ressortissant britannique (ou famille) installé en France avant le 31 décembre 2020 : vous avez jusqu’au 30 juin pour faire votre demande de titre de séjour en ligne


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Since January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom has been a third country to the European Union. EU law has ceased to apply in the UK.

The Withdrawal Agreement provides specific provisions for the right of residence and for the maintenance of working conditions of British nationals settled in France before December 31, 2020. You had until October 4, 2021 to apply online for residence status. The online application submission site is now closed.

People who have not completed their procedure online before this date (children subsequently reaching the age of majority, family members who arrived in France after December 31, 2020, people reporting a legitimate reason related to state of health, a case of force majeure, etc… justifying the late submission of their application) must submit their application to the prefecture of their place of residence.

You are concerned if you are a British citizen working in France or wishing to work in France; if you wish to obtain a work permit for France; if you are self-employed with British nationality; if you are a British worker seconded to France.

Didn't find the answers to your questions on this page? You can contact us at the following address: brexit@travail.gouv.fr. For all questions relating to the right of residence, you can contact: contact-brexit@interieur.gouv.fr.


Changes are coming on 1 January!

On 30 December 2020, the EU and UK signed 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.

Since 1 January 2021, although an agreement has been reached, major changes must be taken into consideration.

The withdrawal agreement provides specific provisions for the right of residence and for the maintenance of the working conditions of British nationals settled in France before December 31, 2020. You had until June 30 October 4, 2021 to apply online for a status of resident. The online application submission site is now closed. Only the module relating to the filing of additional documents that may be requested by the prefecture examining services is still accessible.

People who have not completed their procedure online before this date (people subsequently reaching the age of majority, family members who arrived in France after September 30, 2021, people reporting a legitimate reason related to state of health, a case of force majeure, etc justifying the late submission of their application) must file with the counters of the prefecture of their place of residence.


You are concerned 1) if you are a British citizen who works in France or who wants to work in France; 2) if you wish to obtain a work permit to work in France; 3) if you are a self-employed worker who is a British citizen; or 4) If you are a British citizen posted to France.

If you did not find the answers to your questions on this page, you can contact us at the following address: Brexit@travail.gouv.fr. For all questions concerning the right of residence, please contact: contact-brexit@interieur.gouv.fr


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Frequently

asked questions


  • British employee in France: I have been posted to France by a company established in the UK. Which social security scheme applies to me since 1 January 2021?
  • Since January 1, 2021, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement has governed relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The protocol on social security coordination annexed to the agreement provides for the possibility for the Member States of the European Union to maintain the posting scheme with regard to British workers going to a Member State or European workers traveling to the UK.

    France has chosen to maintain the posting regime for French and British workers, as such European rules for posted workers continue to apply.

    The rules on prior notification, social security and labor law continue to apply for workers posted to France and the United Kingdom.


  • I have signed a letter of intent for an employment contract effective after 1 January 2021. Are there any special provisions that apply to me?
  • No, the contract is governed by the same rights applicable previously.

    From 1 January 2021, however, you must ensure that you are legally resident in the UK.

    If you reside in the United Kingdom before the end of the transition period and you meet the defined conditions, you can apply for residency status or pre-status free of charge: Applications are made online: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families.


  • Has the end of the transition period jeopardised my employment contract signed before 31 December 2020?
  • Since January 1, 2021, all the rights acquired before December 31, 2020 continue to apply beyond January 1, 2021. Your employment contract, your trial period or your promise of employment remain and cannot be called into question by the simple fact of "Brexit". Your rights and obligations relating to your employment contract continue, as previously defined. You must nevertheless be vigilant regarding the new measures taken in terms of the right of residence and work authorization in force since January 1, 2021. To do so, please go to the section dedicated to the procedures relating to the right of residence.


  • Do British citizens require a work permit to continue working in France?
  • Through the Withdrawal Agreement, British nationals who resided in France before December 31, 2020 do not need a work permit, including if they change employers after January 1, 2021.

    Only those who have settled in France from January 1, 2021 are subject to the obligation to request a work permit.


  • I am a British national residing in France before 31 December 2020. Can I work while my application for a residence permit is being processed?
  • Under the Withdrawal Agreement and Article 7 of Decree No. 2020-1417 of 19 November 2020, British nationals residing in France before 31 December 2020 are required to hold a residence permit from 1 January 2022. This residence permit bears the mention of the right to exercise a professional activity.

    If you are not yet in possession of this residence permit, from 1 January 2022, you must provide proof of the submission of a current application, by presenting either the registration certificate of the application for a residence permit online, or a receipt for the application for a residence permit under the withdrawal agreement. You will thus be able to continue benefiting from all of your previous rights, pursuant to article 27 of the aforementioned decree, if you resided in France before January 1, 2021. You cannot therefore be refused the exercise of your activity. professional or that of a new professional activity on the grounds that you do not have a residence permit, as soon as you are able to present one of these documents. In case of difficulty you can share this legislation with your employer or redirect to the page of the ministère de l’Intérieur.


  • Are British jobseekers entitled to a residence permit ?
  • Under the Withdrawal Agreement, British nationals residing in France before December 31, 2020 who are looking for a job benefit from a residence permit under the same conditions as those which were applied under European law. The criteria for obtaining this permit take into account the duration of the exercise of a previous activity, which makes it possible to continue to recognize their right of residence under the status of worker.


  • Do British residents who had already started working in France before 1 January 2021 but who reside in another country (frontier workers) have to take any steps?
  • British frontier workers who began working in France before 1 January 2021 but who reside in another State continue to have the right to work in France.

    However,  all demands should have been made before 1 July 2021, as endorsed "Article 50 TEU - Frontier worker/UK withdrawal agreement - Non-resident".

    This document, which is valid for 5 years and renewable, will indicate their right to exercise a professional activity in France as a frontier worker and must be requested directly at the prefecture desk of the place where the professional activity is exercised.

    Possession of this movement document will be made compulsory from 1 January 2022. Even if they are not in possession of this document before that date, British frontier workers who began working in France before 1 January 2021 will continue to benefit from their right to exercise their professional activity in France.