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BREXIT information

The regulations governing the stay in France of British citizens and their families will change from January 1st 2021. The formalities to be completed are different depending on your personal situation.

Higher education institutions and research labs allowed to deliver hosting agreements and employing British researchers of PhD students now have to issue hosting agreements from January 1st 2021. A hosting agreement must be issued even if the contract started before this date.

I’M ALREADY IN FRANCE OR WILL ARRIVE BEFORE DECEMBER 31st 2020

You have to apply for a « ACCORD DE RETRAIT » residence permit before July 1st 2021 via the dedicated platform.

It is recommended to apply for it at the soonest. From January 1st 2021, British citizens will not be able to travel freely. Holding a residence permit will be mandatory to continue travelling outside French borders, as well as to maintain your social rights (CPAM, CAF, Pôle Emploi).

If you are a researcher or PhD student with a French working contract, you must have a hosting agreement.

Apply for the residence permit on the dedicated platform.

I ARRIVE IN FRANCE AFTER JANUARY 1ST 2021

You must have a visa to enter on the French territory.

Scientists and their spouse

Scientists have to apply for a « Passeport talent-chercheur » visa at the French consulate of their place of residence. Your host institution in France has to deliver you a « Convention d’accueil ».
Spouses and children, whether Bristish or from a non-EU country, will have to apply for a « Passeport talent-famille » visa.

More information on the Passeport talent procedure

PhD students enrolled at a French higher education institution with a French employment contract

Scientists have to apply for a « Passeport talent-chercheur » visa at the French consulate of their place of residence. Your host institution in France has to deliver you a « Convention d’accueil ».
Spouses and children, whether Bristish or from a non-EU country, will have to apply for a « Passeport talent-famille » visa.

More information on the Passeport talent procedure

PhD students enrolled at a French higher education institution without a French employment contract

These students must apply for a « Etudiant » visa at the French consulate of their place of residence.

You prepare your mobility to the United Kingdom?

From January 1st 2021, the United Kingdom will implement a points-based immigration system (PBS). This system will apply to all European and non-European citizens.

More information for EU citizens on the British government's official website:
www.gov.uk