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Originally Posted On: https://www.advancemoves.com/blog/how-to-move-to-the-netherlands-after-brexit/
With the UK now out of the EU many Brits are asking how to move to the Netherlands after Brexit. Well, there is a transition period up to the 31st December 2020 where nothing actually changes with regard to moving or living in Holland if you’re are a British Citizen. During this period negotiations will be on going between the UK and the EU as to the state of play after the transition period expires. It’s fair to say that trying to move to the Netherlands after the transition period will be a more complex process than before, so if you are thinking of moving to Holland after Brexit then its best to get it done before the transition period expires.
How to move to the Netherlands after Brexit
A quick visit to the Advance moves relocations site will give you a wealth of information on how to move to the Netherlands after Brexit as well as helpful links to UK government sites that give further updates on the withdrawal agreement and the ongoing negotiations. It’s an easy way to keep up to date with what’s going on, but the advice from Advance moves is to get your removal to the Netherlands done sooner rather than later. Their website has an online quick quote generator that can provide you with a quotation for your removal to Holland in just 30 seconds. With your removal costs estimated for a move not just to the Netherlands but to anywhere in the world with the advance moves worldwide quick quote system and the advance moves European quick quote system.
Check out their information page – Advance moves – moving to the Netherlands
But moving to the Netherlands after Brexit isn’t enough. It’s very important that you obtain residency in Holland prior to the Transition period deadline of 31st December 2020, although this date could be put back to allow for more time.
If you are in the Netherlands for more than 3 months, you must apply for residency. To do this, you must register with your local Municipality Administration (Gemeente) who can tell you what you need to do and the documents you will require.
If you are resident in the Netherlands before the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, you will be able to stay.
During the transition period, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will write to you at your registered address held by your local council (gemeente). The letter will tell you how to obtain the new residence document.
If you already have a valid EU residence document (duurzaam verblijf), you will still need a new residence document. The IND will invite you to exchange your current document for a new one.
If you have Dutch citizenship or a valid Dutch national residence permit, you don’t need a new residence document. You will not receive the letter.
Read the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service’s guidance on residency and how to obtain new residence documents. It’s also worth checking out the European commission questions and answers page on the rights of EU and UK citizens, as outlined in the withdrawal agreement.
So if you want to move to the Netherlands then best get a move on….