How no-deal Brexit may hit life for Britons in France

From passports, pets, voting and driving licences to cartes de séjour, air travel, healthcare and pensions - the formalities of life in France after a no-deal Brexit

Is the no-deal ordonnance ratified?

The French act passed in January giving the govern­ment the power to pass no-deal Brexit laws quickly by order, including ones protecting the rights of British residents, stipulates that subsequent ordonnances passed must be ratified by a bill which should be lodged before MPs within six months.

Such a bill was lodged in July but has not yet had a final MPs’ vote.

A National Assembly spokesman said the lodging met the time requirement and the ordonnance is valid.

He said the vote is expected to take place without a debate in due course.

Connexion has asked the Europe Ministry, which took the lead on the Brexit negotiations, if France is satisfied with the UK’s plans concerning the rights of French people in the UK after Brexit. This is because French no-deal laws depend on reciprocity.

We will post an update online if we receive an answer.

Applying for a carte de séjour

In line with the French laws on a no-deal Brexit, Britons who have an EU citizen carte de séjour would also have to apply for a non-EU citizen card after a no-deal Brexit, along with those who do not have an EU card.

In the case of those who ...

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