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What are the Brexit consequences for UK expats in the Netherlands?

10 February 2020

What are the Brexit consequences for UK expats in the Netherlands?

From February 1st this year, the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union is a fact. A transitional period will apply until the end of this year. During this period, the UK and the EU are negotiating their future relationship, including a trade agreement. A withdrawal agreement applies during this period. It has been agreed that for the most part Community law will continue to apply to the UK during this transitional period. This means that until December 31, 2020, it will act as if the UK is still part of the EU. UK residents are still considered to be residents of an EU Member State.

Therefore in this transitional period there will be no effects for UK expats living and working in the Netherlands. You can find information about what happens after this transitional period on several websites:

Possible extension of the transition period

There is no anticipation of a possible extension, but it can be extended by 2 years if necessary. Should this be the case at a later stage, this will be announced in due course. If it is not possible, it can also result in a no-deal Brexit.