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Registering your residence abroad – France

Affected by Brexit?

On 1 January 2021, the rules for EU citizens living in or moving to the UK will change. The same applies to UK nationals living in or moving to an EU country.

I have permanent residence in the UK/EU or will acquire it during the transition period

In principle, you and your family members will continue to have permanent residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I reside in the UK/EU but am not yet entitled to permanent residence

In principle, you and your family members will continue to keep your current residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to move to the UK/EU

You and your family members may move to the UK or to an EU country under the current EU rules until 31 December 2020. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must then apply to the EU settlement scheme. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities whether you have to register and if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to go to the UK/EU for a short stay

Current rules on reporting presence, registering your residence abroad, registering your EU family, registering your non-EU family continue to apply until at least 31 December 2020.

I need help

If you think that your rights under EU law are not being respected, contact our assistance services.

If you are an EU citizen, you don't need to register after 3 months in France. All EU citizens have the right to live and settle in France - as long as they are not a threat to public order and are one of the following:

As an EU citizen, you are not required to hold a residence or work permit. However, you can get a residence permit if you wish.

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Employed or self-employed
Not in work
Students

Proof of sufficient income - students or otherwise not in work

To prove you have sufficient income, you'll have to produce official documents of some kind, such as bank statements or pension slips. These must provide a clear statement of your income and show that it will continue in future.

Your income will be assessed on an individual basis to see whether it is adequate.
 

The authorities cannot under any circumstances require it to exceed either of the following:

  • income support allowance (revenue de solidarité active, RSA)
  • solidarity allowance for the over-65s  (allocation de solidarité aux personnes âgées, ASPA)

 

The amount payable to an EU citizen under the French social security system is assessed on the basis of:

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