I will be travelling through UK (Manchester) from Africa to Paris.
I will pass through border controls since I have to pick up my luggage and check in again in a different terminal but still at Manchester Airport. It is a landside transit.
My flight to Paris is on the same day (7 hours later). I have a Lebanese passport and a 10-year French residence permit (titre de séjour). It was issued in April 2010 (to April 2020). It is plastified, pink/purple in color, and has a bull and 5 stars on it. It does not have a chip. It is a little bit bigger than the "credit-card sized model" (mine is 10.5 cm by 7.5 cm).
Having a common format EEA residence permit allows me to transit via the UK.
Is the residence permit that I have considered a common format residence permit? Even without a chip and not the credit card size?