The HR international department is very aware of the many questions regarding Brexit, and is awaiting the outcome of the political debate in the UK that is still ongoing. We expect that on 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU). The consequences of a Brexit, deal or no deal, will certainly have impact on all British people coming to or staying in The Netherlands.

Transition scheme and personal letter

The Dutch government has announced that a transitional period until April 2020 will come into place for all British citizens who are lawfully resident in the Netherlands on 29 March (and registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)). They may expect a personal letter before 29 March by the IND (probably sent in the week of 14 January), explaining what the Brexit entails for them. In principle the Dutch government has decided to allow British citizens and their family members to remain entitled to live, work and study in the Netherlands for at least another 15 months.

Find out more about the possible consequences of Brexit and what you can do now. This website will be updated in the event of new developments. A more general desk providing information is in Amsterdam: the Brexit Information Point (A’dam Zuid/World Trade Centre). The website of the UK Government also shows the latest updates regarding the Brexit.

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Do you have questions about your right of residence? Call the IND Brexit information line: +31 (0)88 04 30410. This number can be reached from Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 17.00 pm.