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France Rights, the iceberg, and the next six months

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 Dear France Rights followers and supporters As we approach the end of the transition period, we want to outline to you all a bit about what France Rights will be doing and how we'll be working until the end of the application grace period, 30 June 2021. We want to do that because it's important for us to be transparent about what we do, and hopefully it will also help everyone know how to get the best out of our page and website.  Monitoring the implementation of the WA in France Once the décret and arrêté have been published and our website is up to date, France Rights' primary role will be the overall monitoring of how implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement is working across France. As you know, we're the French arm of the EU-wide advocacy group British in Europe - Kathryn and Kalba have both been BiE steering team members for 4 years - and we're working there at monitoring implementation right across the EU. France is seen as a key country for evaluating the

A busy very news-full week ... and a digest and update in case you missed something

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Hi everyone Although we're still waiting for the decree to be published, the last week has been incredibly busy with new information coming left, right and centre! Everything in this post has been published on our Facebook page but we know it's easy to miss things, so because this is all important information we've collected it all together here so you can easily keep up. Travelling in and out of the Schengen area after 31 December 2020 For just about as long as we can remember, we've had countless questions about travelling in and out of the Schengen zone after 31 December 2020 - in particular how to avoid being treated as a tourist if you haven't yet got a new residence card. The European Commission recently published a set of slides outlining the process that would be followed at the Schengen external border. We've used that to put together our latest explainer article, which outlines the situation both for those who are covered by the WA, and for those who a

Resident in France for less than 5 years and a gîte owner - what do you need to know to apply for your new residence card?

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One of the thorny questions that we're hearing a lot is whether someone who runs gîtes is active or inactive for the purposes of applying for their new residence status and card. In this article we look at this in detail and bring you a few precisions. Firstly, remember that the distinction between economically active and inactive only applies if you’ve been resident in France for less than 5 years . Those who’ve been in France for over 5 years only have to prove residence, not that they meet particular conditions or are in a particular category. If you've lived in France for 5 years or more, you don’t therefore need to rely on the information in this article for the purposes of applying for your new residence status and card. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to whether a gîte owner is active or inactive as it depends on their legal and fiscal status - and that in turn depends on your turnover and other things. Under the Code des Impôts, a gîte operator may