Announcement from French PM re Brexit

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Sarah
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Announcement from French PM re Brexit

Under emergency decrees expected to be approved by French parliament today, in the case of no-deal Brexit. British citizens will have 12 months to apply for legal documents to remain in France (assuming reciprocity). Building of new border-check facilities to begin

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Taken from the Facebook page RIFT where you can see more details.  Today some details of France's no-deal emergency plan have been published. 
Five ordonnances will be adopted by the Council of Ministers from next Wednesday, 23 January. The one that covers Britons citizens' rights will include:
1. There will be a 12 month transition period during which CdS will not be required. This is a derogation from the normal rules for third country nationals, who must hold CdS to be legal and therefore means that nobody will become illegal, or be unable to work, overnight. 
2. Those with 5 years or more residence will then have to apply for cartes de résident - we expect this to be the carte de résident longue durée as this is what the European Commission is recommending. We also expect that it will be an effective exchange of cards, with no requirement to meet the conditions required for other TCNs; and we'd likewise expect those without CdS currently to be able to apply for the new card under the current (EU) conditions. This is what we've been given to understand but obviously there's much here that needs verifying, and we'll be doing that.
3. Those with less than 5 years residence will have to apply for one of the existing cartes de séjour or résidence for those with shorter term residence, but will do so with more favourable conditions - again, we hope, the same as for EU citizens.

wattj

This is great news Sarah! Thanks for the heads up, saves my Easter holiday plans :)

Sarah
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No worries, will add any updates when I receive them 

Phoenix
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Has anyone here managed to get a RDV to apply for a residence card at the St. Brieuc prefecture?  I emailed them and they just said to keep checking the site and they will be posted when available.  I cannot seem to find out where to look.  I have opened literally dozens of pages and there is no mention of where the RDV slots will be posted.  I also can't work out which card to apply for.  There are at least half a dozen listed.  I have been here for well over ten years full time resident and can probably find enough paperwork to choke a horse.  I don't have the language skills to apply for French citizenship so a residence card seems to be the way to go.

Sarah
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The French government have said what they are going to do but have not as yet implemented it as they are waiting to see what the UK government do after the 29th March, in other words will they offer the same assurances for French Nationals living and working in the UK.  We check the French websites on a daily basis so will let you know more as soon as we see it. 

Sarah
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Phoenix see my latest repy.  More tomorrow yes

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Latest - 

The French Council of Ministers met today to discuss preparations for a no deal Brexit and citizens’ rights including access to healthcare, residence permits and work.

The summary published today https://tinyurl.com/yb5gjfwv confirms that in a no deal scenario British nationals will have a year to apply for the new residency permits, and will continue to receive healthcare in line with the current system for two years. Those rights have already been provided for in a deal scenario.

The official ordonnances will be published tomorrow with more detail and we will share more information across all our channels when we have it, including in our newsletter (sign up here: https://t.co/sg8SeUMyPS)

wattj

This is the post on our FaceBook Page :