New Rules for British Citizens After Brexit

Published on Nov 19th, 2020

Since the UK has applied for the Withdrawal from the EU, a special agreement has been installed to allow the UK nationals residing in Germany to continue to live and work here. The Immigration Offices in Germany have introduced news rules.

The German Parliament (Bundestag) has adopted legislation implementing the Withdrawal Agreement in Germany.  All the UK nationals living in Germany on and beyond the end of the transition period (31 December 2020) should notify their local Foreigners Authority (usually called Ausländerbehörde) by 30 June 2021, in order to obtain a new residence document confirming their rights (Aufenthaltsdokument-GB). This is a new kind of residence permit designed specifically for UK nationals.

Frontier workers must apply for a new frontier worker document (Aufenthaltsdokument für Grenzgänger-GB) at the local Foreigners Authority at their place of work.

The responsible local authority is connected to the place of residence, hence a legal registration is required in order to have the process started.

There are over 600 Foreigners Authority spread across Germany. Below is the list of some offices linked to local guidance rules after Brexit:


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Ilona A. Keilich

Ilona founded ExpatsGuide in 2010, a Destination Service Provider in Germany servicing international clientele moving to and from Germany. She holds MBA in International Business and has gained, as one a few mobility professionals in Germany, the GMS designation (Global Mobility Specialist) of Worldwide ERC. Personally, Ilona has lived in four European countries and contributes often to global mobility magazines and media.

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