2021 Plans For UK Nationals Published

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At a Glance

The Dutch immigration authority has published plans for the treatment of UK nationals residing in the Netherlands prior to Brexit and during the Brexit transition period, which runs through December 31, 2020. Central details of the plan include:

The Dutch immigration authority will invite UK nationals and their family members registered in the Netherlands to apply for a residence permit at a modest fee through 2021. A six-month national grace period runs until July 1, 2021, during which time UK nationals already registered in the Netherlands would still be able to apply for a national residence permit. The type of permit issued will depend on length of residence in the Netherlands (at least five years, or less than five years). The situation

The Dutch immigration authority (IND) has published plans for the treatment of UK nationals residing in the Netherlands prior to Brexit and during the Brexit transition period, which runs through December 31, 2020.

A closer look

The published plans include the following details:

Category Details Residence permit application process

The IND will invite UK nationals and their family members to apply for a residence permit, starting with those registered in the Netherlands the longest.

Upon receipt of the invitation, foreign nationals can apply online.

Grace period

There would be a six-month national grace period until July 1, 2021 during which time UK nationals registered in the Netherlands before January 1, 2021 would still be able to apply for a national residence permit.

Residents for over five years

UK nationals residing in the Netherlands for five years or longer as of December 31, 2020 would be able to apply for a permanent residence permit under the same requirements as for qualifying EU nationals.

Residence for under five years

UK nationals residing in the Netherlands for a period shorter than five years as of December 31, 2020 would be able to apply for a special national permit, under eligibility criteria similar to those applied to EU nationals seeking local registration.

The permit would be valid for up to five years, after which eligible permit holders could apply for permanent residence.

Non-EU family members

Non-EU family members of UK nationals holding a corresponding residence permit would similarly be able to apply for a national residence permit until July 1, 2021.

Family reunification of non-EU family members remains possible during and after the transition period...

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