Brexit Information and Resources

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The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020 with the benefit of a "Withdrawal Agreement". It provided for a "transition period" of 11 months during which the UK continued to follow EU rules and trade was not affected, giving both sides time to negotiate the future relationship. The transition period ends on 31 December 2020 and the deadline for extending it has now passed.

For people who are unsure about what they need to do, Cancer Support France is able to provide guidance to UK nationals currently resident in France who need to establish their residency and healthcare rights after Brexit. Through the information on this website and our Forum, trained CSF volunteers aim to guide you towards sources of reliable information.


The information provided here is correct at the time of writing, however the user should check for accuracy, particularly as procedures across France differ from one department to another.


Links to external websites are given in good faith and CSF is not responsible for the content.


For further support contact:

0800 240 200

or email



Click to go to the Brexit section of the CSF Forum

Click to see Brexit information from the French government

Click to read the latest information from the British Embassy in Paris

Click to see the BBC Brexit information

Click for Brexit information from the Scottish government



From the 1st July 2021, every UK citizen resident in France must have or must have applied for a residency permit.  For UK citizens who already have residency permits with an expiration date after 30th June 2021, these remain valid until 30th June 2021.  A new permit, applied for on-line before this date, will still be necessary to reflect that UK citizens are no longer citizens of the EU.

UK citizens who do not have residency permits MUST apply for these before 30th June 2021.

In both cases, application must be made using the French government website which you will find in French by clicking here or in English by clicking here.

The application must be made on-line and there are FAQs to help you if you encounter a problem.  There is also a contact email address for additional concerns here:


If you do not have access to a computer then your prefecture should have a special desk with a computer for you to be able to make your application.


In addition, the following associations are offering practical support:




The International Organisation for Migration 

Visit IOM ... fund-uknsf
Hotline: 08 09 54 98 32 available during the following hours:
Mon - Tues 2pm to 4pm and Wed - Thurs 10.30am to 12.30pm

FBN - The Franco-British Network 

Visit the FBN
Hotline: 05 19 88 01 09 available during the following hours:
Mon, Tues and Wed, 9am to 1pm; Thurs and Fri 1pm to 5pm

SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity 

Hotline: 08 05 11 96 17



The Diocese in Europe Residency Support Project 

Visit the support project