Question: I read that if I want to have visitors from the UK staying at my home in France I will need a permission certificate from the Mairie – surely this can’t be right? I need permission even if my own family members are coming to stay with me?
So we already know that Brexit has made life more complicated for Brits living in France – such as having to apply for the compulsory residency permit – but it has also had an impact on those just visiting.
But there is also something called an attestation d’accueil which is required for people hosting non-EU visitors in their homes for private or family visits.
The attestation costs €30 and must be obtained in advance of the trip by the host.
But do people hosting British visitors need this?
In some circumstances, yes.
If you are staying in tourist accommodation such as a hotel, Airbnb, gîte or B&B then it is not necessary, but if you are staying in the home of friends or family then you may be asked for this certificate at the border.
We have published a complete guide to who needs the form and how to get it HERE.