The IND has announced in its website that the Dutch cabinet has derived a contingency plan in the event of a no-deal Brexit. British nationals and their families who are residing in the Netherlands prior to the March 29th Brexit will be entitled to live in the Netherlands for at least another 15 months.

This transition scheme will also be applicable to family members of UK citizens who do not hold EU citizenship themselves, so called third country nationals.

Over this 15-month post Brexit period, the IND will contact the roughly 45,000 UK citizens already residing in the Netherlands to apply for a permanent residence permit, which will be required after the transition period. British citizens will be eligible for the permit if they meet the same residence conditions that apply to EU citizens. Ergo the status of the British nationals will remain unchanged with this residence permit after the Brexit.

British citizens who decide to come to the Netherlands to live, work or study after Brexit have the option to apply for a residence permit as a third-country national. In other words they will be required to meet the conditions of the respective resident permits just as any other non-EU citizen.

However, the UK citizens will be allowed to apply for a residence permit in the Netherlands and will be exempted from the authorization for temporary stay (MVV) requirement, just like Americans, Canadians, Japanese, South Koreans, Australians and New Zealanders.

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