Summary of key dates and issues in October and beyond
To help you keep track of your responsibilities and the twists and turns of Brexit, here are the key dates for the weeks and months ahead.
Today October 1 was supposed to be the date the online portal for Brexit residence cards would close, as final applications on the site were requested last night – but that has now moved to October 4.
October 3: It is therefore now announced that this is the deadline for submitting Brexit residence permit applications via the dedicated website, “for those who could not submit their application before the initial deadline” of June 30.
Read more: Brits have until Sunday to apply for cards online
October 4: From this date, the British who need a WA residence permit to stay in France but have not yet applied can now only apply on paper by contacting their prefecture and providing “reasons valid ”for their delay, such as health problems or force majeure. (situations beyond their control).
This will also apply (without the need for ‘reasons’) for young people who turn 18 and need to apply in their 18th year, or for WA Britons family members who are just joining them. in France and should apply within three months of coming to France.
October 1st: Border controls on food of animal origin entering the UK from the EU were due to begin, which means more costs and paperwork for French exporters of products such as cheese and cold meats (they have started in the other direction on January 1, 2021).
These will now be phased in from January 1, 2022 with a requirement for “pre-notification” of goods, and with full zoosanitary and phytosanitary certificates and controls only from July 2022. Safety and security declarations on imports will now be required from July. 2022 instead of January 2022.
October 15: Any Briton who is still applying for a WA Residence Card and would like the help of UK Government funded UK Nationals Support Fund organizations to help Brits with their applications is urged to do so before that date, as organizations do not ‘will not accept new cases after this.
October 29: Problems are brewing again over post-Brexit fishing rights in Jersey waters, with some 75 French vessels having been told by Jersey authorities that they must stop fishing there from that date because they have not sufficiently proven their historical local fishing activities.
Another 31 boats received temporary licenses until the end of January 2022 and are asked to provide more documents, while 64 considered to have produced the correct evidence now have full licenses in addition to the previous 47. The French government said this week that the level of denial is completely unacceptable.
October 31: The British in Europe campaign organization will no longer accept new issues from that date with a view to shutting down by the end of the year due to funding issues.
Its French branch France Rights will also close its doors from October, the group said.
Coming next year:
January 1, 2022: All ‘WA’ Britons must physically hold a Brexit WA residency card.
A French decree says that British WA in France are not guaranteed to have residency, work or social security rights after that without having one … but its section 27 also says that an applicant retains their rights until that a “final decision” is taken by his prefecture on his request or until all legal recourse is terminated.
Read more: France extends Brexit residence permit deadline
March 29, 2022: A grace period ends, after which UK citizens returning to the UK after living in the EU, will have to pass a means test to bring in EU family members, including French spouses, to live with them.
Read more: Concerns about mixed nationality rules in the UK
UK cars entering France now need a UK sticker, no GB
French customs: rules for transporting furniture from the UK to a second home
Prices for products online outside the EU to rise amid VAT crackdown