Right of residence
On the date the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, British nationals based in France will be considered to be citizens of a non-EU country. In the event of withdrawal with an agreement, British citizens may circulate freely in France under the same conditions as today until the end of the transition period, on 31 December 2020 at the earliest, and will have until 31 July 2021 to obtain or renew their residence permit. If there is no withdrawal agreement, British citizens will be subject to border controls and will have to apply for a residence permit. In all cases, the conditions for being granted French nationality will remain the same for British citizens and, as from the withdrawal date, they will no longer be able to vote or be a candidate in local elections (élections municipales) and European elections organised in France.
As a British citizen based in France, you are concerned 1) if you already have a residence permit or if you do not yet have one; 2) if you wish to be granted French nationality.
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