UPDATE – JUNE 25th!
Germany has extended the “trust” period for employing UK citizens post-Brexit to the end of 2021!
The latest version of can be found in the DOWNLOADS section in the middle of this article!
The last time I “spoke” to you, I wrote about a rabbit!
Not today mate!
And a very proud British German at that!
But let me be clear.
You heard that here first, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty!
Before we go any further, let me make it clear that I am not a lawyer, so if you need legal advice, go ahead and contact an expert specialised in naturalisation / citizenship matters. This post is based on my personal experience and material provided by the British Embassy in Berlin. For the sake of clarity, this article will focus on Germany.
Right, now that’s out of the way, let’s push on.
The Brexit transition period, otherwise known as the Withdrawal Agreement came full circle on December 31st, 2020.
It set out a transition period which lasted until 31st December 2020.
As long as you remain resident in Germany at the end of the transition period, you will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and your rights will be protected.
Any rights that are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement will be the subject of future negotiations.
In plain English, if you’re a British citizen and moved from the UK to Germany or if you’re in Germany and want to move to a different EU country, if you haven’t already requested residency documentation, you’d better hurry up!
The Withdrawal Agreement secures:
I’ve been clamouring for years for Brits in Germany to get dual British – German citizenship, however, not all is lost.
In order to secure these rights, you should request a new residence document by 30 June 2021.
If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about or simply tuned everything out in the last few
years months, here are some links to get you going:
UK nationals in Germany should report their residence to their local foreigners authority (Ausländerbehörde) by 30 June 2021.
Missing the deadline will not lead to a loss of Withdrawal Agreement rights however, having an Residence Document GB or Aufenthaltsdokument-GB in the future, will make it easier to prove that you hold those rights.
You’ll need to do so in when travelling internationally, applying for jobs, or making benefit or pension claims.
Anyone who has not yet reported their residence should take action now.
For more info, click here
Please check if you need to renew your British passport now! As a UK national travelling abroad, it must:
If you do not renew your passport, you might not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
To check if your passport is valid for travel to Europe, click here
To renew a British passport, click here
NOTE: These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland. You can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
If you’re not sure of your rights, the UK government has written a document that outlines the rights you can expect from 01.01.21.
For more details click here
Are you worried about the new rules in 2021?
You’re not alone!
‘Best to get up to date information from the UK govt itself. Click here
For everything you need to know if you’re a UK Citizen visiting / travelling to any part of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, please check details from the official GOV.UK website. Click here
Need I say more.
As you all know, I’m a very proud British person but as the coronavirus pandemic raged through the world, Britain fell apart and continued it’s thorny path to a hard Brexit. Was it any wonder that British expats in Britain, and beyond, scoured for information as to what to do, and landed on my page?
I’ve personally been through the process and have retained both British & German citizenship. It’s still not too late so if you need any help, I offer a consultancy which you can find here!
Meanwhile, read on:
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