End of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020

On 31 December 2020 at midnight the Brexit transition period will end. The UK will become a third country to the European Union. British nationals residing in France are invited to prepare their application for a residence permit.

Gradual opening of the borders

In a joint press release, the Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs announced the gradual
opening of the borders in the days and weeks to come, according to certain procedures.

COVID-19: New extension of the validity of expired residence permits

Ordinance No. 2020-460 of 22 April 2020 on various measures taken to deal with the covid-19 epidemic has extended by 6 months the validity of residence documents expired or expiring from 16 March through 15 May 2020.

COVID-19: The processing of residence permit applications is suspended during the state of health emergency, and will not resume until a month after the end of this period.

Within the framework of ordinance n ° 2020-306 of 25 March 2020, the instruction of requests for residence permits by the State services as well as the validation procedure of VLS-TS will resume after the end of the period of state of health emergency. Such state of health emergency runs until 24 May 2020 but may be extended or shortened by decree.
The processing of residence permit applications is therefore suspended and will not resume until a month after the end of this period, that is, on 25 June.

COVID-19: Promulgation of Emergency Law to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic

Following the press release of the Ministry of Interior on 16 March 2020, Emergency Law n° 2020-290 of 23 March 2020 to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic, and Order n° 2020-328  of 26 March 2020 have now been promulgated.