How do our clients feel about the IND Brexit procedure and what can we do to assist?
February 2nd, 2020
Sometimes, we have been contacted by British nationals directly and sometimes HR reached out to us for their UK employees. Our office can assist by organizing a workshop or an assessment on a case by case basis.
In general, we see that British nationals have been satisfied with the information provided by the Dutch Immigration Services (IND) on the next steps to be taken.
While we were waiting on what would happen next: will the UK leave the European Union with an agreement or not, Dutch Immigration Services set out different possible scenarios and has been sending letters to UK nationals registered into town hall to keep them informed. UK nationals who were registered into town hall and stayed in The Netherlands for less than 5 years, received a temporary residence permit in form of a letter.
On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU with an approved withdrawal agreement. A temporary residence permit for The Netherlands is no longer necessary.
This means that the transition period has started, specifically for all UK nationals registered into town hall, they will receive an invitation letter from the IND to apply for their residence permits.
The transition period is applicable until 31 December 2020. Until this date, UK nationals coming to The Netherlands are allowed to reside and work in The Netherlands. As of 1 January 2021, UK nationals will require a work and residence permit to work and live in The Netherlands.
UK nationals residing in The Netherlands are advised not to apply for their permits before receiving the invitation letter. Once the invitation letter has been received, individuals need to apply for their permits within a period of 4 weeks.
UK nationals who arrive in The Netherlands in November/December 2020 will be able to apply for their permits immediately; they will not need to wait for the invitation letter.
There are currently UK citizens in The Netherlands who already have received their new permits or who have had their permits approved or who are still waiting for the invitation letter to come. For those whose permit has been approved, unfortunately due to Corona, it is not possible to have the biometrics taken. Once the IND offices open again for these appointments, they will be able to have their biometrics taken.
Would you like to know more or do you need assistance, please reach out to us!