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Brexit: I am going to or am planning to settle in France

Published on 02 April 2019

I am going to or planning to work for a company established in France

[In case of agreement]

If you settle in France before December 31, 2020 (end of transition period), you can apply for the new residence permit provided for in the withdrawal agreement. You will be offered this option if you apply for it before July 2021.
You will not need to obtain a long-stay visa or a work permit.

However, if you settle in France after January 1, 2021, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa, a residence permit and, where applicable, a work permit under the same conditions as a non-European citizen.

[In the event of "No Deal"]

You can see the different residence permits directly on our dedicated Visa, Stay, Work page.

After April 12, 2019 in order to be able to reside in France, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa, a residence permit and, where applicable, a work permit under the same conditions as a non European citizen.

Check out the different residence permits directly on our dedicated Visa, Staying, Working page.

My UK company plans to post me to France from April 12, 2019, can I remain affiliated to the UK social security system?

[In case of agreement]


The regulations relating to UK employees posted to France remain applicable under the same conditions, until the end of the transition period, on December 31, 2020.
You may remain covered by the UK social security system if you fulfill the conditions of secondment and if your UK employer requests the A1 form.
Form A1 certifies your registration to the UK system for the duration indicated on this document.


[In the event of "No Deal"]


You will not be able to remain registered to your UK social security system if you are posted to France. Your employer must register you with the French social security system.

There will be two stages:

  • Your employer must declare you to the URSSAF.
  • You must contact the Local Sickness Insurance Fund (CPAM) in your area.


For further information on social security coverage, please visit our dedicated page "Social Protection

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