Two types of Brexit deal card for Britons in France

Two important new French government websites affecting Britons open on March 3 and in early July – for driving licence swaps, and to apply for the new obligatory ‘Brexit deal’ residency cards.

Around 250,000 British residents – excluding under-18s – will need to obtain a card, including those who currently have, or have applied for, an EU citizen’s card. The cards will be free.

There will be two Brexit-deal cards: one for people who can prove they have lived in France for at least five years and thus benefit fully from the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) deal, and another for those who came more recently.

This second card will be valid for up to five years and can be exchanged for the other type of card once five years of residency is reached.

The first card is expected to be renewable every 10 years by providing an attestation on honour that you have not left France for more than five years.

A five-year absence cancels the WA rights, which otherwise are for life and do not depend on this year’s future relationship talks.

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