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Brexit: I live in the UK and often travel to France for work or personal reasons

Published on 13 March 2019

Do I need to apply for a visa?

Until March 29, 2019, you do not need to apply for a short or long-stay visa to enter and stay in France. A passport or identity card is enough.

[In case of agreement]

From March 30, 2019, if the withdrawal agreement is approved, you do not need to apply for a visa to enter and stay in France. A passport or identity card is enough. This possibility will be available until December 31, 2020, end of the transition period.

[In the event of "No Deal"]

From March 30, 2019, you may be asked to provide a short-stay visa, unless the exit of the United Kingdom is postponed, if approved by the European Union (end of June 2019 at the latest).

The European Union has also submitted a proposal for a regulation exempting UK nationals from a short-stay visa, subject to reciprocity by the UK authorities. Details are expected.

For any stay longer than 3 months, you would have to apply for a long stay visa and a residence permit.