Brexit has British expats in a state of limbo. With no amicable deal on the horizon and France going ahead with their ‘no deal’ back-up plan, there are so many questions that have yet to be answered.
While a lot of online forums and articles about expats in Europe have mentioned an overall feeling of abandonment from Number 10, the British Embassy in Paris is organising a series of regional information meetings across France.
For the Côte d'Azur, the British Embassy Citizens Outreach in Cannes will be holding two informational meetings on 31 January from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm and again from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm.
For residents in Monaco, there will one meeting on 19 February, with details still to be decided. You can check the event page online for updates: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-embassy-citizens-outreach-monaco-tickets-55648381808
The event is free and open to all British citizens but you must register for the event ahead of time. Follow the link to register for the meeting: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-embassy-citizens-outreach-cannes-tickets-54601342084
More information for British citizens living in France is available on the Home Office’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-france
28/01/19 UPDATE: The venue which has been provided to the Embassy has reached capacity and the Event Brite programme is giving a 'Sold Out' message.
Riviera Insider spoke with a representative from the British Embassy in Paris who assured us they were looking into alternative venues, however, they are concerned about changing the venue so close to the event. They are also considering returning to the region for another meeting in the near future.
In the meantime, they are taking names for a waitlist in the event of cancellations and/or no-shows. They ask to please email France.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk to add your name to the list so that you can be notified of availability or any changes to the programme.
"We don't want to turn people away, not at all," said Fanny Trang, Head of Communications for the Embassy in Paris. She explained that they often have a lot of no-shows to their meetings and ask people who have registered to please notify them if they are unable to attend.
These informational meetings are held almost weekly across France. They are designed to be a Q&A session, leaving most of the time for citizens to pose questions. As the questions can be of a personal nature, the meetings are strictly for British citizens and are not open to the press.
For a full list of the meetings, click this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/information-and-events-for-british-citizens-in-france
31/01/19 UPDATE: The Embassy had added an additional meeting the same evening, so there will be two meetings to choose from: 5:00 - 6:30 pm and 7:15 - 8:45 pm.
If you have not yet registered, click the following link to do so:
Meeting 1) 5-6:30 pm:
Meeting 2) 7:15-8:45pm: