Dordogne applications will take 8 years

Brenda Henderson has been helping people with residency card applications

A Dordogne resident is running carte de séjour coffee mornings to help fellow Britons as problems continue with appointments at the prefecture.

Retired engineer and teacher Brenda Henderson, 72 (brenda.henderson@orange.fr) who has obtained a permanent residency card, said of around ten people at her first carte session at the end of June, five now have cards. 

Dordogne was one of the first areas to adopt online appointment bookings for ‘Europeans’ (in practice, Britons). This is recommended by the Interior Ministry but some prefectures do not have one meaning people having to join a general, often long, queue of third country citizens.

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