Despite a decline in 2020, naturalization applications made in France have been soaring for four years. There would therefore have been no "Brexit effect" on the naturalization applications made by the British in France in recent months. This is the astonishing observation made by the Ministry of the Interior on the occasion of the presentation of annual statistics on immigration on January 21. In 2020, in fact, 2,505 of them applied for French nationality, against 4,115 the previous year. Strange decline, while the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, many times announced, many times postponed, became a certainty on January 1.