IND sends temporary residence permit to UK nationals living in the Netherlands
On 13 March, the IND has started to send a temporary residence permit to UK nationals and their family members who are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Please find their publication of March 18, 2019 below.
In order to ensure that in the event of a no-deal Brexit all UK nationals and their family members living in the Netherlands have a temporary residence permit, the IND has started to send temporary residence permits on 13 March. This will guarantee the residence rights of UK nationals and their family members living in the Netherlands after Brexit in a timely fashion, and the IND can provide some security to UK nationals. The preparation and sending out of the temporary residence permits will take two weeks: for technical reasons it is not possible to send them all out at once. The Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU have not yet resulted in a definitive deal or no-deal. On April 14, 2019 the EU agreed on an extended extension of the Brexit to October 31, 2019.
The residence permits are being sent out with a covering letter that explains how to use it in different possible situations.
In the event of a deal, the temporary residence permit is not needed. In that case, UK nationals and their family members will continue to derive their residence right directly from the right to freedom of movement and residence. If Brexit is extended, it is still possible that there will be no deal. For this reason it is important that UK nationals keep their temporary residence permit in the event of an extension. In such a case, the IND will update UK nationals again with the latest developments. During an extension up until the date of an eventual Brexit, UK nationals will in any event continue to retain the right to freedom of movement and residence.
The employment status on the temporary residence permit is: work permitted. A work permit is not required. The covering letter explains that if the UK national is employed, he needs to provide a copy of this temporary residence permit to his employer. Are you the employer of a UK national? You need a copy of the temporary residence permit, together with a copy of the passport, to establish that the UK national is entitled to work in the Netherlands. This is only necessary in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Period of validity and use of the temporary residence permit
The temporary residence permit is only valid in the Netherlands during a national transition period from 29 March up to and including 30 June 2020. UK nationals and their family members can use the residence permit to demonstrate that they are entitled to live, work and study in the Netherlands in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The temporary residence permit can only be used in combination with a valid passport. UK nationals and their family members need the temporary residence permit when travelling to and from the Netherlands, in order to demonstrate that they have lawful residence in the Netherlands.