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   Diocese in Europe

   IOM France


     Franco British Network


      Driving Licences

RIFT has always championed giving its members information free of charge, without asking our members for donations.

With that in mind, we are delighted to be able to signpost our members to some helplines and contact points offering help on all aspects of your WA RP application.

For your free, confidential and personal help in English :

Diocese in Europe - French Residency Support

(all of France with a focus on Nouvelle Aquitaine)

Visit the Diocese in Europe Residency Support Project website with a contact form at

Or call the HELPLINE 05 32 80 00 05 (with a 24 hour messaging system)

Monday to Friday: 09:30 -12:00 & 13:30 - 16:00.

Tuesday evening: 17:30 - 20.00.

Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00.

SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity (across France)


0805 119 617

IOM - The International Organisation for Migration (Brittany, Normandy and Paris)


Hotline: 08 09 54 98 32 available during the following hours:

Mon - Tues 2pm to 4pm

Wed - Thurs 10.30am to 12.30pm

FBN - The Franco-British Network (Dordogne, Auvergne, Rhone Alpes, Provence Alpes and Cote d’Azur)

The Franco-British Network

Hotline: 05 19 88 01 09 available during the following hours:

Mon, Tues and Wed, 9am to 1pm

Thurs and Fri 1pm to 5pm

The UK Government has given funding to these organisations to provide practical support to UK nationals who may have difficulty completing their residency applications.

Their support could include:

  • answering questions about residency applications, such as the documents required and application procedure

  • guiding individuals through the process, if necessary

  • supporting people facing language barriers or difficulty accessing technology

We are also delighted to signpost the Driving Licence Group on Facebook
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