Am I required to register in the Netherlands after Brexit?

If you live in the Netherlands you must register with your municipality, so that your details can be entered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Make sure you are registered properly. Your registration will prove how long you have lived in the Netherlands.

Until 31 December 2020 a transition period will be in place, during which all EU agreements and rules will still apply to the UK. During the transition period the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will individually invite all British nationals and their family members with a non-EU nationality to apply for a residence permit. To receive this permit, British nationals will need to meet the same residency requirements as those that apply to EU citizens. This will allow all British nationals who are legally resident in the Netherlands to continue to live, study and work here. Your employer will not need to apply for a separate work permit on your behalf.

After 31 December 2020 the situation may change, depending on what the UK and the EU agree and whether you fall under the withdrawal agreement.

After the transition period

If you live in the Netherlands before the end of the transition period

The IND’s invitation will explain how to register to make sure you can stay in the Netherlands after the transition period.

Coming to the Netherlands after the transition period

In this case you will not fall under the withdrawal agreement. It is not yet known under what conditions British nationals will be able to come to live in the Netherlands after the transition period. This depends on the agreements between the UK and the EU on their future relationship. If no agreements are made, British nationals will be treated as third-country nationals. The IND website has information about the opportunities for third-country nationals to live and work in the Netherlands.