July 15, 2021

France Extends U.K. Employment Permit Applications

As a result of Brexit, from January 1, 2021, all U.K. nationals arriving in an EU member state to commence work require an employment permit as per other non-EU nationals. However, those U.K. nationals who have been residing in an EU member state prior to the December 31, 2020, transition deadline are permitted to apply for an Article 50 residence permit. The application process for the residence card and registrations varies between each member state. Recently, France has announced they will continue to accept U.K. nationals’ post-Brexit withdrawal permit applications until September 30, 2021, going beyond their original deadline of July 31, 2021.

This will allow British nationals who were unable to submit their application on the French authority’s website by the July 1, 2021, deadline, to file during this extended period. From October 1, 2021, all U.K. nationals aged over 18 will be required to have a residence permit. Until that time, U.K. nationals maintain their rights of residence, professional activity, and social rights in France.

For further information on U.K. national’s immigration rights in the EU, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team.

Leanne Cottrell

Leanne Cottrell

As Head of Immigration with Sterling Lexicon, Leanne leads a team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring the entire immigration process is smooth and stress-free for clients, assignees and their accompanying family members. She brings over ten years of experience in strategic immigration management, planning and consultation to her role, and has cultivated invaluable knowledge and experience in processing countless global migration applications. As a trusted partner, she consults with clients on everything from policy considerations and cost or efficiency improvements, to the impact of opening offices in new locations. Leanne is a frequent presenter and author on global immigration topics and trends.

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