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Britishers to leave France after 90 days as court rejects long-term stay: Details inside

01:25 PM | 30 Jan, 2024
Britishers to leave France after 90 days as court rejects long-term stay: Details inside

LONDON - In a setback for Britishers, a new law proposing an automatic long-stay visa in France has been rejected by a French court.

The court ruling set to affect approximately 86,000 British individuals owning a second home in France was issued as the proposed law was deemed "unconstitutional". 

The amendment aimed to permit British expats with a second home or holiday residence in France to stay for more than 90 days without requiring a visa.

Despite passing through the two houses of the Senate, the amendment was ultimately denied for lacking a direct or indirect link to the immigration bill.

After Brexit, UK citizens lost their right to stay indefinitely and are now subject to a 90-day stay limit in France unless applying for a temporary long-stay visa or permanent residency.

The rejection has implications for those who anticipated eased visa rules after the proposal, leading to concerns and increased property inquiries.

French senator Martine Berthet, who proposed the amendment, expressed worries about Brits contributing to local economies, potentially resulting in more vacant properties in tourist areas.

The rejection highlights challenges faced by British second-home owners navigating post-Brexit regulations, impacting their ability to stay and contribute to local communities in France.

What's worrying for Britishers is the fact that there is no right of appeal as there are no appeals in France’s Constitutional Court.

The court ruling is in line with the recently introduced immigration reforms by the government which are also anti-immigration and discourage the influx of people.

After the fresh ruling, Britishers with a second home in France are only able to stay in France for 90 out of every 180 days unless they apply for a temporary long-stay visa which is valid up to six months at a time or permanent residency. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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