New online method for applying for a Carte de Sejour planned

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Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is ramping up preparations for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

According to M. Philippe on Twitter, a new online platform will be available from October, for British people to apply for their Carte de Sejour permits.

The idea is that people already living in France will be able to register on line for residency after Brexit.  The site will be in English, and it will be designed to simplify the process.

The Prime Minister’s statement read: “The Ministry of the Interior will launch an online registration platform for British nationals living in France in October.”

In the case of a no-deal Brexit there will be a one-year grace period, although applications must be received within six months of Brexit day. If there is an agreed deal there will be a transition period until December 2020, although that date may change.

Testing of the new systems will be carried out in the coming weeks to ensure the systems will be up and running by Brexit day, which is currently scheduled for October 31st.