Impact of Brexit on the rights of Dutch citizens in the United Kingdom

The European Union and the United Kingdom have reached a provisional agreement on the rights of EU citizens in the UK. If this provisional agreement becomes final, their rights after Brexit will stay more or less the same. This includes the rights of Dutch citizens in the UK.

The European Commission has published Q&As about the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit. Their rights are included in the draft withdrawal agreement that the EU and UK intend to sign. The UK government and the 27 remaining EU member states have approved this agreement. Now, the European Parliament and the British parliament must ratify it. Only after that can the EU and the UK implement the agreement. Until then, there is no certainty that the agreement will actually enter into force.

Information and advice

Dutch citizens who live in the United Kingdom can get information about Brexit from the Dutch embassy in London and online from the Dutch government. The embassy organises regular information meetings. Go to the embassy's Facebook page for details of when they are being held.  

For consular matters, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ 24/7 BZ Contact Centre.

For information about your pension, contact your pension fund. For information about your health insurance, contact your health insurance provider. If you are a student, you can find out about student finance from the Education Executive Agency (DUO). For other questions, contact the institution where you are studying.

If you receive a social security benefit in the Netherlands, you can get information about the current rules from the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) and the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV).