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IND sends information letter to British nationals in the Netherlands

This week, IND is sending an information letter to the roughly 45,000 British nationals living in the Netherlands on how a potential no-deal Brexit would affect their right of residence.

On 7 January, the Dutch government decided that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, British citizens who are lawfully* resident in the Netherlands prior to 29 March will be entitled to live, work and study in the Netherlands for at least another 15 months. This transition scheme is important information for British nationals living in the Netherlands who are concerned about their right of residence in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The information letter advises that during a transition period of 15 months, IND will invite British citizens lawfully resident in the Netherlands to submit an application for a permanent resident permit that will be required after this transition period. British citizens will be eligible for such a permit if they meet the same residence requirements that apply to EU citizens.

The letter is being sent to all British nationals and their family members who are registered in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen or BRP).

The IND drafted the information letter in collaboration with other ministries. There are two versions of the letter. Both are available on ind.nl/Brexit.

Do you have any questions about the information letter?
More information, including Q & As, is available on ind.nl/Brexit.

In the news
 The Netherlands' transitional arrangements have been in the news over the past week. Among others, The Guardian and NOS (in Dutch) reported on the transition scheme in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

* This concerns lawful residence on the basis of the right to freedom of movement. 

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