Dear SFN members
I know this is currently quite a hot topic, with the impending Brexit, but I would like to know if anyone from an EU country has managed to obtain a carte de séjour "UE - séjour permanent" or even submit an application for one?
The reason I ask is that I'm being contacted several times a day by customers enquiring about this and last week I spoke with the service étranger at the préfecture in Alençon on behalf of a British couple and have been told quite categorically that the Orne préfecture will not issue a carte de séjour permanente to European nationals.
This goes against everything I have been led to believe and the information here:
but the lady was absolutely adamant that this does not apply in the Orne (61).
I've said it before and I'll say it again - single Europe, my a*se, it's not even a single France lol.
I have suggested to my clients that they may try through their mairie as, in my opinion, the préfecture is not playing ball.
I am currently putting together a letter to the préfet de l'Orne seeking clarification and would like to be able to cite other préfectures that have recently issued the card to EU nationals.
I appreciate that this may all be a waste of time as, if the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be EU citizens and will probably be forced to have some sort of carte de séjour, but I have customers who are really panicking.
Please feel free to contact me by pm. Thanks