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British nationals can apply for a Brexit pass until 1 October

​The British nationals living in the Netherlands can apply for a Brexit pass until 1 October 2021. The application period has been extended by three months by State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol (Asylum and Migration) because more than three thousand British nationals listed in the Personal Records Database have not yet applied for a residence permit. Since Brexit, British nationals need a residence permit to be able to stay legally in the Netherlands and, for example, to apply for a health insurance.

There are approximately 45,000 British nationals living in the Netherlands who needed a different residence permit because of Brexit. The vast majority of this group has now submitted an application for a Brexit pass. In 99 percent of the cases, such an application has also led to a residence permit. The relatively small group that still has to submit the application will now have more time to submit the application. This concerns the British nationals and their family members who lived in the Netherlands before 1 January 2021.

In the next three months, the IND will investigate together with other parties involved, whether the remaining group of 3000 British nationals actually still lives in the Netherlands. If that is not the case, they do not need to submit an application. If this is the case, these British nationals will be actively encouraged to make use of the extended application period.

The application can be submitted online via the special Brexit website of the IND (ind.nl/Brexit)


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