Deadline for post-Brexit permit applications extended

15 Jul 21


The French government recently extended the deadline for British citizens to apply for residence permits under the U.K. Withdrawal Agreement until Sept. 30.

Key Points:

  • British citizens who came to France before Dec. 31, 2020, and have not previously applied for resettlement are able to do so until Sept. 30.
  • British citizens must submit their applications on this website to receive their post-Brexit residence permits. The new permits will state “UK withdrawal agreement form the EU.”
  • All British citizens over the age of 18 will be required to have a residence permit or have an application pending by Oct. 1. Minors are exempt from the Withdrawal Agreement requirements in France.

Additional Information: British nationals who arrived in France after Jan. 1, 2021, must submit their residence permit applications at their local prefecture.

BAL Analysis: The extended deadline gives British citizens who were unable to file their application before the July 1 deadline additional time to file for resettlement under the U.K. Withdrawal Agreement.

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