UK Citizens in the Netherlands

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EU Exit: what you need to know as a British Citizen living in the Netherlands

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There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in the Netherlands while the UK remains in the EU.

While the government continues to negotiate EU Exit, you should:

The agreement on citizens’ rights will allow UK nationals to stay in their Member State of residence after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019, should a deal be agreed between the UK and the EU.

For more information on the effect of the UK leaving the EU, and especially without a deal, on the existing residence possibilities in the Netherlands, please visit the IND Brexit page. In particular, read the Netherlands Immigration and Naturalisation Service information on the existing residence possibilities and consequences of Brexit.

If you have any questions about your right of residence, call the IND Brexit information line: +31 (0)88 04 30410, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

European Commission has published Q&As about the rights of UK citizens in the EU after Brexit. The UK government and the 27 remaining EU member states have approved this agreement. Now, the European Parliament and the British parliament must ratify it. Only after that can the EU and the UK implement the agreement. Until then, there is no certainty that the agreement will actually enter into force.

This article was last revised 30 January 2019