Brexit (UK Withdrawal Agreement)

You were already living in the Netherlands before 31 January 2020 (Brexit). Or you came to live here after 31 January 2020 and before 1 January 2021.* You are a UK national or the family member of a UK national and you do not have the nationality of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland. Brexit with a deal means that the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement apply to you. If you would like to continue to live in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020, you will need a residence document. On this website you can:
- find out more about living in the Netherlands after Brexit;
- submit an application for a residence document;
- read about the situation for cross-border workers; and
- make an appointment to have biometrics taken and to collect your residence document.

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  • ​*Are you a UK national travelling to live in the Netherlands now and before 1 January 2021? Then you come under the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement. From 1 January 2021 you will need a residence document to continue to live in the Netherlands. During the transition period, the IND will send an invitation to UK nationals to submit an application. Make sure that you will receive an invitation.

    Are you the family member of a UK national travelling to live in the Netherlands with the UK national? Find out what you need to do under Family members travelling to the Netherlands now.

  • Are you a UK national travelling to live in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020 and you are not coming for the purpose of family reunification under the Withdrawal Agreement? To be able to live in the Netherlands, other provisions apply to you. The IND website has information about the different residence purposes like EUFamily, Work and Dutch citizenship.