Given the decision of the referendum on 23 June 2016, some English people living in France are quite worried about their status.
Pascale, a committee member of the AIPB, has made enquiries on our behalf with regards to gaining French citizenship or if not at least to gain a permit to stay here in France.
The full situation is still unclear, however if you have been living here on a permanent basis for 5 years or more you can request from the Prefecture of your department (for the Creuse this is in Gueret) “Un Titre de Séjour “. If you have been living here for less than 5 years you could possible receive the Titre de Séjour as they study each application on case by case basis.
The request for the Titre de Séjour can be made without appointment between 08:30 and 11:30 for the Gueret office.
You will need the following documents:
- Copy of your passport
- Three (3) recent photos, passport style
- Documentary evidence of your place of residence (justificatif de domicile)
- An EDF invoice or water invoice or house insurance certificate etc.
- These documents must be less than 3 months old
- Your birth certificate
- If married, your marriage certificate
- Copies of your income taxes for the last 5 years (or less)
- They do not ask for your bank account details but you must be able to show proof of regular income
- Although Taxe Fonciere or Taxe d’Habitation are not requested it is advised to take along copies of these also.
A residence permit and a Titre de Séjour are different and in order to apply for permanent residency in the future it is recommended to first obtain a Titre de Séjour.
A Titre de Séjour can be renewed when it expires without any problems unless you have committed a crime and been sent to jail for it.
The situation over Health Insurance is at present still unclear. As soon as we have more information we will update this page.
In addition to this, the British Ambassador in Paris, Sir Julian King, released a video message on Facebook to reassure Brits living in France. The full video and transcript can be seen here – https://www.facebook.com/ukinfrance/videos/1293986527296016
Other useful pages for info Post Brexit:
- The Connexion English paper for those living in France has useful specials about applying for French Citizenship – http://www.connexionfrance.com/backissues.php