Démarches pour ressortissants britanniques en France

Démarches pour les ressortissants britanniques vivants en France

Vous êtes ressortissants britanniques, ou membre de famille de ressortissants britanniques ? Vous vous êtes installé en France avant le 1er janvier 2021 ?

Vous avez jusqu’au 1er juillet 2021 pour déposer votre demande de titre de séjour « Accord de retrait du Royaume-Uni de l’UE », via le service en ligne demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/BREXIT.


  • Une fois votre demande validée, la préfecture vous proposera un rendez-vous par mail pour obtenir votre photo et effectuer le prise d’empreintes digitales.
  • Votre titre de séjour sera ensuite envoyé à votre domicile par voie postale, avant le 1er octobre, date à laquelle vous devrez détenir ce titre de séjour pour vivre en France.


Pour vous aider

L’ambassade du Royaum-Uni a agrée quatre associations de résidents britanniques en France, pour vous apporter une aide pratique dans la réalisation de ces démarches administratives :

  • IOM – The International Organisation for Migration
    Régions concernées : Bretagne, Normandie, Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France et Pays de la Loire


  • FBN – The Franco-British Network
    Régions concernées : Dordogne, Auvergne Rhône Alpes et Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur


  • Church of England – Diocese in Europe
    Régions concernées : Occitanie, Bourgogne Franche Comté, Centre Val de Loire, Corse, Grand Est et Nouvelle Aquitaine


English version

Who is this service for?

This online service is intended only for British nationals and their family members, of British nationality or third-country nationals, residing in France or coming to settle in France before 31 December 2020.

Other British nationals, who will arrive in France as of 1 January 2021, will have to apply for a residence permit at the prefecture, and not on this site.

If you have already applied for a Brexit residence permit without agreement, between 9 October 2019 and 31 January 2020, you do not need to reapply online. Your application has been considered and will be processed by the prefecture before the obligation to hold a residence permit is enforceable against you.


From when will the residence permit be compulsory?

British nationals residing in France or coming to settle there before 31 December 2020 must apply for a residence permit online on this site before 1 July 2021.

Possession of a residence permit will be compulsory from 1 October 2021 for anyone over the age of 18. Until that date, your rights in terms of residence, professional activity and all your social rights will be maintained.

Minors (under 18) are exempt from the obligation to hold a residence permit. They do not have to apply online.

EU residence permits issued to UK nationals and their family members will no longer be valid from 1 October 2021.
An online application must be made on this site to obtain a residence permit bearing the words « UK withdrawal agreement from the EU ».


How to prepare your online application for a residence permit?

To apply, you will need to send a photographed or scanned copy of your passport as well as one or more other additional documents depending on your situation (see table link).
Make sure you have all these documents before you start your online procedure.

Photographed or scanned documents must be in .pdf, .png, .jpeg or .jpg format.

Each document transmitted as a supporting document must have a different name.

The maximum size of each file cannot exceed 5 MB.

The form is entered in several steps. You will be asked to upload the corresponding supporting documents. Then, a page dedicated to observations will allow you to optionally leave any details you deem useful.

At the end of the procedure, you can check the information provided on the summary page, before confirming your online entry so that your application for a residence permit can be registered.

It is possible to start an online application and finalise it later. To do so, you will need to click on the tracking code located at the top left of the page to exit the procedure. You have 20 days to complete your procedure. After this period, the data entered will be automatically deleted.


What are the steps of the procedure?

After validating your request online, a confirmation of your request will be sent to you by e-mail with a registration acknowledgement number.

Once your file has been processed, an e-mail will be sent to you by the prefecture services in order to set an appointment at the prefecture to finalise your application (receipt of the photograph and taking of fingerprints).

Your residence permit will then be sent to your home by post.

In case of difficulty in your procedures, you can consult our frequently asked questions or write to contact-demandeenligne-brexit-dgef@interieur.gouv.fr.