pomme homme wrote: ↑
Sun May 06, 2018 4:19 pm
I suspect the only way to resolve this issue would be to 'get the word from the horse's mouth' - by which I mean the French Government. But I'm inclined to suspect that no such definitive statement would be given by it at this time. Until the brexit deal is done, I doubt that any government - including that of France - would be willing to commit itself, one way or the other. But if people think that I'm wrong, do please point me to the evidence - as I'm as keen as the next man and woman to know where I will stand post brexit.
Any disagreements here over whether it is worth doing or not are worthwhile. I am the sort of person who plans for the worst but hopes for the best. That is just who I am. I suspect I am not alone. Equally there are others who prefer to sort out problems when they occur. All I know is that it is reported, I can find no definitive link to a French Government statement, that the Ministry of the Interior has, following discussions with expat groups and with UK officials, decided to recommend that Brits apply for a CDS permanent if they qualify as soon as possible. Of course this might well be due to them not wanting a flood of applications after Brexit day but equally from my POV it is about not being caught up in that or in any uncertainty or ambiguity over our rights as citizens of what will then be a third country. My approach is that if there is nothing to lose other than a few hours at the prefecture then I might as well do it now as it seems I will probably have to at some point.
Don’t walk away in silence.