Brexit is an acronym for two English words: ‘Britain’ and ‘exit,’ and it refers to the United Kingdom’s (UK) departure from the European Union (EU). The voters were asked the question ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or quit the European Union?’ and Brexit received 51.89 percent of the vote. As a result, on January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union.

Can I stay in the Netherlands after Brexit?

If you are wondering whether it is possible for you to stay in the Netherlands after the Brexit as a British citizen, then one of the below options apply to you.

You Lived In The Netherlands On Or Before 31 December 2020

The withdrawal agreement covers you if you migrated to the Netherlands on or before December 31, 2020. If you hold a residence permit under the Withdrawal Agreement, you may continue to work in the Netherlands without a work permit after December 31, 2020.
Under the Withdrawal Agreement, you have until June 30, 2021 to apply for a residence permit.

You moved to the Netherlands after 30 December 2021

To stay legally and work in the Netherlands after January 1, 2021, a residence and work permit is required. Work permit and/or residence permit applications will be subject to the same Dutch immigration procedures that apply to other third-country nationals.

Video: How long is your residence document after Brexit valid?

A Video of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

How we at All About Expats can help you with Brexit

Whether you are at paid employment or a self-employed person, we can assist you to get your residence permit. At All About Expats, we specialize in facilitating the procedures for foreign nationals to get their residence permit in order to work in the Netherlands, as well as providing payroll solutions.

To know more about our services, please check out our services for highly skilled migrants and our services for students and graduates.

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