Hamburg Welcome Portal Brexit - Information for British citizen

As of February 1, 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union. The European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on a joint withdrawal agreement stipulating that British nationals will enjoy full freedom of movement like EU citizens until December 31, 2020. From January 1, 2021, a right of residence for British nationals will be governed by the Residence Act or, if applicable, the withdrawal agreement.


Brexit - Information for British citizen

Obligation to notify the residence of British citizens living in Germany

The notification of residence of British nationals living in Germany who do not yet possess a (permanent) residence card must be submitted by them within six months of the end of the transitional period, i.e. by June 30, 2021. The basis for the right of residence from January 1, 2021 is the withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Please contact the Immigration Service Office responsible for your place of residence.

If the option of online registration for British citizens living in Hamburg, which has been set up until December 31, 2020, has been used, no further notification must be submitted - the registration is counted as a notification of residence.

A valid British passport will be required to submit a residency application. By registering on this platform, British citizens will safeguard their rights  just as if they were applying formally for a residency permit. Afterwards, those who have completed this registration will receive written confirmation of this process in a letter to that effect. This letter will also advise of the next steps in the process.

You can find additional information on the official website of the British Government.

Information for British nationals entering Germany for the first time after January 1, 2021

British nationals who enter Germany for the first time after January 1, 2021 and have never previously resided in Germany with the right to freedom of movement cannot derive any rights from the withdrawal agreement. They are considered third-country nationals within the meaning of the Residence Act and must apply for a residence title at the relevant Immigration Service Office of their District Office responsible for their place of residence.

If British nationals resided in Germany with the right to freedom of movement before January 1, 2021, and did not stay outside Germany for more than six months (or longer in exceptional cases) until June 30, 2021, a right of residence under the withdrawal agreement may also apply. For this exceptional case, please also contact the responsible Immigration Office of your District Office.

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