Brexit updates for Britons in France in March 2021

90/180-day rule confirmations for both British visitors and British residents in France, no action needed for pensioners in France with S1s and more

23 February 2021
Brexit updates for March 2021 including confirmation on the 90/180-day rule post-Brexit
By Connexion journalist

Under-18s Brexit WA residency card 

The British Embassy advises that while under-18s do not need a Brexit WA residency card, those who will reach 18 before October 1, 2021, should nonetheless apply before the deadline of July 1 this year.

Plan épargne action (PEA) shares savings accounts 

Plan d’Epargne en actions shares savings accounts must no longer hold shares in UK firms. If this is the case for yours, speak to your bank. There is a grace period until September 30. 

Residency cards helping body Franco-British Network advises that this website may be used to report a change of address by holders of new Brexit WA residency cards. It can also be used if a card is lost or stolen (click demande de duplicata).

No refusals from the Dordogne

Dordogne prefecture reports it has still not refused any requests for Britons’ cards. As of the end of January, it had sent out 3,532 and 300 were being printed, 1,582 applications were being dealt with, and in 150 cases it was waiting to allocate appointments for people such as Britons stuck in the UK due to Covid rules.

90/180-day rule for British visitors to France

The Interior Ministry confirms that the 90/180-day rule for British visitors to France started from January 1.

That means, for example, a Briton staying in their French holiday home since last year would still have until the end of March to remain in France.

90/180-day rule for Britons living in France

EU sources have told The Connexion that Britons living in France should now respect the 90/180-day rule when travelling outside France in other EU countries. It is not, however, expected that this would be subject to passport stamping or specific checks and obligations.

British pensioners in France with S1s

Social security chiefs say health rights of British pensioners in France with S1s should have continued this year without needing to undertake any particular action.

Some Britons reported issues over this, which is thought to be due to a lag in officials receiving updates about rules for Britons, in view of last-minute changes linked to the new Brexit deal.

In the case of issues, you should speak to your Cpam or the English-speaking helpline on 09 74 75 36 46.

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