No-deal Brexit: ways to prove French residency

Britain leaving the EU without a deal would mean border control complications

A no-deal Brexit on October 31 is now widely viewed as likely (and all the more so with Parliament set to be prorogued at the prime minister's request) – so a key issue for Britons living in France is how to prove at border controls that they are residents.

This is important, as non-EU visitors to France, including second home-owners, can only stay for a maximum three months in any six-month period.
Their passports are scanned and stamped so compliance can be monitored.

Non-EU citizens living in France typically show their visa and/or residency card when they return from a trip away.

Neither British nor French authorities have issued clear advice on the issue, nor outlined the problems people with stamps may face if they stay in France long term.

This may come to the fore over the Christmas period when more people travel out of France to see family.

One solution is for residents who have obtained an EU citizen’s carte de séjour before Brexit to show this as proof ...

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