Will I be able to bring family members to the Netherlands after Brexit?

Until 31 December 2020 a transition period will be in place. During this period, Brexit will not affect the rules for bringing family members over to the Netherlands from the UK. All EU agreements and rules will still apply to the UK until this date. The following family residence rights apply to you.

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

In this case, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. This means your family members will be able to come to the Netherlands under the conditions of the withdrawal agreement.

These conditions mean that you can have your partner and family members come to the Netherlands after the transition period if your relationship existed before the end of the transition period. You will also be able to bring your children to the Netherlands if your relationship with their other parent existed before the end of the transition period.

British nationals who come to live in the Netherlands after the end of the transition period and who want to bring family members over

In this case, you do not fall under the withdrawal agreement. You and your family members must meet the Dutch requirements for coming to live in the Netherlands. For more information go to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) website.