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VisaIt is still perfectly possible to move to France in 2022.

If you are a UK National you cannot stay in France more than 90 days at a time without a visa.

It is still possible for UK nationals (like Canadians, Americans & Australians) to live in France for 1 year to 4 years and also apply for permanent French Residency.  This is something you can do yourself or you may want to consider using our Visa Application Service .

Here we outline the steps you need to follow for moving to France after Brexit and how you can live in France long term.

If you simply want to visit France for a holiday or stay for a couple of months, then you do not need a visa for doing so. In that regard, nothing much has changed with Brexit (although you will need to take additional steps concerning driving in France, bringing your pets, mobile phones, insurance, etc).

However, if you want to stay longer than 90 days at a time, then you will need to apply for a visa. There are 2 visa options, both of which relate to temporary stays in France (of less than 12 months):

  • A long stay visitor visa which allows individuals to live and, in certain circumstances, work in France. The visa is usually issued for a period of 1 year, but longer periods can be agreed
  • A temporary long stay visa if you plan to stay in France for between 3 to 6 months in a year

To obtain a long stay visa for France you will need to:

  • Obtain a property in France for the duration of your stay in France
  • Have proof that you have sufficient income to support yourself during your stay
  • Take out travel/health insurance
  • Have a valid passport with at least 15 months before expiry

Living in France after Brexit

So hopefully, we have been able to reassure you that it is perfectly possible to still move to France after Brexit and to continue living in France if you decide to stay here.
Brexit has made the process a bit more complicated (and expensive), but for the average person, we can continue to live and work in Europe, it just means that we have more forms to fill in and we need to be a bit more organised.

If this process seems a bit overwhelming for you, don’t worry, we are here to help! We offer a Visa Application Service that supports you through this process

Brief overview of service.

Based upon our extensive knowledge of the French bureaucratic system, we advise you of the best type of visa you will need to suit your circumstances. We arrange all the form-filling, gathering all necessary documents, arranging certified translations, ensuring that you submit a complete application, making inquiries on your behalf and following up on any additional requests you might receive. We will stay with you in a supportive hand holding way until your visa is issued.

If you would like to discuss in more detail how this process works and get a quotation, you can request this here.

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