31 January: What Next for British Citizens? by Ed Llewellyn, British Ambassador to France

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31 January: What Next for British Citizens? by Ed Llewellyn, British Ambassador to France

Our key message to those of you already living in France is that you can continue to live, work, study and access healthcare in France as you do now. The Withdrawal Agreement protects the rights of all UK nationals currently living in the EU, as well as those who move to France before 31st December 2020. Such rights include the continued uprating of your UK state pension if you are eligible, continued aggregation of previous social security contributions, and your lifelong right to family reunification in France. These rights will be protected for as long as you are legally resident here. Negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and the EU will begin shortly but the outcome of these will not affect your right to live and work in France.

For the moment, you do not need to take any action. Before June 2021, you will need to apply for a new residency permit and you will have time to do this. We are working closely with the French authorities and will communicate as soon as the launch date for the French system is known. Since 2016, we have hosted around 100 outreach meetings across France and these will continue. Our next events are in Paris and Civray.  https://www.facebook.com/notes/british-embassy-paris/31-january-what-next-for-british-citizens/3381762821896215/