The last part in the saga of us getting our residence permits for France. But first... An important reminder: If you are British and have been living permanently in France since before 31st December 2020, you must apply for a new WARP residence permit by 1st July 2021, even if you already have a permanent … Continue reading Residence Permit – WARP cards are here!
After our first somewhat unsuccessful attempt at getting a Titre de Séjour, residence permit when we first arrived in France, our application for the new post-Brexit permit , or WARP as they have decided to call it, had been submitted in October 2020 and we had been waiting patiently ever since to hear something. Anyone … Continue reading Residence Permit – WARP Factor 3
We've been trying to obtain residence permits or titres de séjours ever since we moved to live in France. If you read the first part of this saga, you will know that this wasn't because of any issues with our status but because the system kept changing and anything administrative always takes longer than you'd … Continue reading Residence permit – WARP Factor 2
Warning: If you are a British national - this post recounts the start of our experiences two years ago and does not reflect the current system. See below for information. If you're not British - you don’t need to bother about all this, but you may want to have a read and a good giggle … Continue reading Residence Permit – WARP factor 1
One of the things on our long list of 'things to get organised' when we first moved over permanently was exchanging our driving licences. Now, up until the unholy mess that is Brexit happened, this wasn't even something I needed to worry my head about. The UK was part of the EU, we both had … Continue reading Getting a French Driving Licence – another saga
WHAT!!?? I was in shock - utter disbelief. How could they? What were they thinking! I really hadn't expected the Leave Campaign to win the referendum on whether or not Britain should pull out of the European Union. I'd been blithely reassuring our friends in France that the British would never vote to leave - we … Continue reading A ‘once in a generation decision’