FBN hosts UK Government team

The Franco British Network (FBN) team working on the UK Nationals Support Fund project to support UK Nationals applying for a Withdrawal Agreement Residence Permit in France, recently hosted representatives from The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, London, The British Embassy, Paris and the British Consulate, Bordeaux.

The meeting in Périgueux on 15th November 2021, provided an opportunity to review past actions and finalise the plans for the “wind down” phase which ends on 31st December 2021

In attendance:

The Franco British Network – Roger Haigh, Tharwat Mansour, Sasha Smit-Marcadier, Simon Crerie, Elena Djelil and Tory Adams

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, London – Colin Barratt,

The British Embassy Consular Services, Paris – Pamela Deegan

The British Consulate, Bordeaux – Dominique Olley


Mr Roger Haigh, President of the Franco British Network commented

“a big thank you to the FBN team for their dedication and continuing hard work in supporting UK Nationals applying for French Residency, and to our supporters from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, The British Embassy, Paris and the British Consulate, Bordeaux.

This combined with support from the French Prefectures in The Dordogne, Auvergne / Rhone Alpes & Provence Alpes / Cote d’Azur, has allowed the FBN to support thousands of UK Nationals in applying for their French Residency Permits


The ability to submit an online application for a Withdrawal Agreement French Residency Permit has ended and the residency application website is now closed. The Franco British Network is therefore winding down its service under the UK National Support Fund project. It is no longer taking new enquiries, however, it continues to assist those who registered before 15th October 2021