The IND is currently sending temporary residence permits to all UK nationals and their family members who live in the Netherlands and who are registered in the BPR (Personal Records Database). This temporary residence permit guarantees the residence rights for the UK nationals in the Netherlands, in case of a “no-deal-Brexit” on March 29, 2019. As there is no definitive deal or no-deal yet, the residence permits are sent with an accompanying letter, explaining how to use the residence permit in the different scenarios.


The temporary Dutch residence permit is only valid during a transitional period from March 29, 2019 till June 30, 2020. During this period, the IND will send an invitation to opt for a regular residence permit. The temporary residence permit can only be used in combination with a valid passport and is required when UK nationals travel to the Netherlands.  


UK nationals and their family members who have, in addition to their UK nationality, the Dutch nationality or hold the nationality of an EU/EER country or Switzerland, do not receive a temporary residence permit. This is not necessary because the Brexit will not affect their EU- rights.


The temporary residence permits with the accompanying letter will be sent from March 13, 2019 onwards. The sending will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.  For technical reasons, it is not possible for the IND to send all the residence permits at the same time.


It is very important for all UK nationals that they are attentive to ensure that the temporary residence permit is received. For more information, please contact us.