Brexit – Consequences of Brexit for British nationals owning property in France – Reply by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to a written question in the National Assembly (1 Sept. 20)


The situation of British nationals wishing to make short trips to France following the transition period (currently 31 December 2020), for example to visit their second home if their main residence is in the UK, is not covered by the withdrawal agreement but by the future relationship between the European Union and the UK, which is being negotiated.

If no agreement comes into force following the transition period, the situation of British nationals will be covered by a regulation adopted at European Union level, which provides for British travellers to be exempt from short-stay visas (lasting up to three months), provided the UK reciprocally grants short-stay visa exemptions to all European Union citizens. British citizens will, however, need long-stay visas for stays exceeding three months./.

Translation courtesy of the French Embassy in London