Arrange post-Brexit residency

In its recent Brexit newsletter, the IND noted that a few thousand British nationals living in the Netherlands have not yet arranged their post-Brexit residency situation. The current transition period, as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, is set to end on 31 December 2020. This is the deadline by which all British citizens who are eligible must apply for a temporary or permanent residence document. If you do not do so, you will have to apply for a residence permit under the post-Brexit regulations, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021.

Apply for a residence document as soon as possible

The IND is no longer sending out letters inviting British citizens to apply for a residence document. If you have not already received a letter or if you have not responded to a letter, you are kindly asked to apply online as soon as possible. If you have lived in the Netherlands for less than five years, apply for temporary residency (valid for 5 years). If you have lived in the Netherlands for more than five years, apply for permanent residency (valid for 10 years).

As well as applying for a residence document, you must make a biometrics appointment. This will take place at an IND office or Expatcenter (such as IN Amsterdam). This is by appointment only, so the sooner you arrange and attend an appointment, the sooner your document will be with you.