Withdrawal Agreement Residence Permits

Post Brexit



The UK is no longer a member of the EU.

On 1 February 2020 we became 3rd country nationals but those legally resident in France before the end of the transition period (31 December 2020) enjoy some protection from the Withdrawal Agreement ​

On 19 October 2020 a new online system was launched to apply for Withdrawal Agreement Residency Permits (WARP).  Full details are available in the series of guides linked under this heading.

WA Permits Guide - Overview of Process

WA Permits Guide - Status/Evidence

WA Permits Guide - Acceptable Proof

WA Permits Guide - Technical 

On 31 December 2020, the transition period ended.

UK passport holders moving to France after 1 January 2021 are NOT afforded protection under the WA unless they are a family member* moving to join a UK passport holder who does qualify for protection.

Information on applying for a visa to stay long-term or to live in France can be found here


*The EU definition of a Family member is as follows: (a) the spouse; (b) legal partner (c) the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependants and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b); (d) the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b);


Email: riftremaininfrance@gmail.com 

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