Can I still live and work in the Netherlands after Brexit?

Until 31 December 2020 a transition period is in place. During this period, as a result of the withdrawal agreement nothing will change for you. This means you can continue to live, work and study in the Netherlands.

After the transition period

If you are already living in the Netherlands on or before 31 December 2020

In this case, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. However, you will need to apply for a residence document before 1 July 2021 in order to stay in the Netherlands.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) is sending all British nationals registered in the Netherlands a letter inviting them to apply for a residence document. These letters will be sent out gradually, spread out over the transition period and in the period immediately following it.

This residence document will also allow you to continue working in the Netherlands without a work permit.

Coming to the Netherlands after the transition period

If you come to the Netherlands after the transition period, you will not fall under the withdrawal agreement. You must meet the Dutch requirements for coming to live in the Netherlands. You will need to apply for residence on the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). You can find more information on the IND website about the various purposes of stay, such as family, work, and study, as well as about applying for Dutch citizenship.