Residence Permit after Brexit

During the recent days, there has been a lot of information about the future of British citizens in Germany after Brexit. Now, we got some clarity from the Foreign Ministry in Germany.

In all EU-Exit scenarios, British citizens will be obliged to apply for a residence permit in Germany.

The German cabinet is working on a solution where all British citizens will receive a transition period of 3 months, so until 30.06.2019, when no residence permit will be required.

During this time, you should contact your local Foreigners Office to apply for a residence permit. Until the application has been processed, the right to residence and work will be kept.

Some of the cities have organized an online registration process for British citizens, hence we advise to contact your local Foreigners Office to get the details.

Please note, in any case, it is important to register your residency at the local Municipality Office (Anmeldung).

Below, we have compiled a list of further information for British citizens living in various German cities.

The link directs to specific pages on the local Foreigners Offices websites detailing the process of obtaining a Residence Permit for British citizens after Brexit:






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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