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The official site for the British Community Committee of France

Welcome to  our network of member organisations which offers a wide range of social and professional activities, as well as addressing common concerns of the British community in France.

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Withdrawal Agreement Residence Permit

Although the submission deadline has not been extended, the application site remains open
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British Embassy

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Britain's new Ambassador

Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France in succession to The Rt Hon the Lord Llewellyn of Steep OBE. Mrs Rawlings will take up her appointment during Summer 2021.

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Did you miss the last date to apply for your Withdrawal Agreement Residence Permit?

IF SO, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS, FUNDED BY THE UK NATIONALS SUPPORT FUND TO HELP BRITISH CITIZENS RESIDENT IN FRANCE WITH THEIR RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION

The French Interior Ministry has updated its website as follows:

Les ressortissants britanniques et les membres de leur famille, quelle que soit leur nationalité, avaient jusqu’au 1er juillet 2021 pour demander la délivrance d'un titre de séjour portant la mention « Accord de retrait du Royaume-Uni de l’Union Européenne » en ligne sur le site https://contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr. Toutefois, ce site internet demeurera ouvert jusqu’au 30 septembre 2021 afin de permettre l’enregistrement des demandes qui n’auraient pas pu l’être dans les délais impartis.

British citizens and their family members, whatever their nationality, had until 1st July 2021 to apply for a Withdrawal Agreement residence permit online on the website https://contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr. However, this website will remain open until 30th September 2021 in order to allow applications that could not be submitted in time to be registered.

In France, four British Government funded organisations can help UK nationals secure their residency rights. They provide practical support to individuals finding it harder to complete applications, including pensioners, disabled people, those living in remote areas or who have mobility difficulties, and those who face language barriers or barriers in accessing technology. We expect they will also be able to advise you if you were resident in France before 1st January 2021 but have not yet applied for your residence permit.
IOM - The International Organisation for Migration (Brittany, Normandy, Ile de France, Hauts-de-France, and Pays de la Loire)

Visit the IOM website
Email: UKnationalsFR@iom.int
Hotline: 08 09 54 98 32 available during the following hours:
Mon - Tues 2pm to 4pm and Wed - Thurs 10.30am to 12.30pm
FBN -The Franco-British Network (Dordogne, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur,Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Visit the FBN website
Email: 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 ‍
Church of England - Diocese in Europe (Nouvelle Aquitaine, Occitanie, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire, Corsica)

Visit the Diocese in Europe Residency Support Project website
Hotline: 05 32 80 00 05 available during the following hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4pm;
Tues 5.30pm to 8pm; Sat: 9:30am to 12:00pm
SSAFA,The Armed Forces Charity (veterans across France)

Visit the SSAFA website
Email: ukvie.support@ssafa.org.uk
Hotline: 0805 11 96 17

Post-Brexit visits to France by UK residents ...

Before travelling to France on holiday, for work or to live permanently after 1st January 2021, make sure you check how long you can stay.

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Planning to travel to the UK?

France is currently an "amber +" country so you will have to quarantine and take PCR test on arrival in the UK. The advice given here is taken from the Gov.uk website (see also the attachment).

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BCC Noticeboard of Meetings and events

Communication the BCC's operating programme over the year

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Covid-19: How it affects your visit to France

Find out how the pandemic is affecting daily life in and travel to France

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Voisins Voices

Welcome to the July Edition of Voisins Voices 

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Members' Special Events & Sponsors

Promoting the Newsletters and Special Event posters of Member Associations & the BCC Directory Sponsors

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Driving in France

The UK and French governments have now reached an agreement for reciprocity of driving licences

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The BCC Support Fund

In June 2020, the "BCC Support Fund" was set up to provide funds to member associations who developed a project to assist British Citizens resident in France with needs arising from Brexit or Covid-19

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British in Europe look to the future

Complete the British in Europe survey to help them align their future objectives with your needs.

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The BCC: who is on the Executive Committee?

Find out who is on the BCC Executive Committee and what roles they have

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Renewing your UK passport to travel

Schengen rules require 6 or more months on your UK passport before you travel. ‍

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