The IND has sent out about 34,000 invitations so far
By Thomas Ansell
British people in the Netherlands that have registered in the BRP after 1 August do not need to wait for an invitation letter before applying for their post-Brexit residence permits, says the IND.
Previously, the advice from the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service was that British citizens should wait until they receive an invitation to apply for their permit. The IND now says that it has sent out application letters to all British citizens, however this does not necessarily mean that all British citizens have received one.
Accordingly, anyone with British nationality that would like to stay in the Netherlands after the end of this year must apply for a residence permit via the IND’s website. After 1 January 2021, the UK’s ‘transition period’ will end, and all UK nationals will be required to apply for a residence permit if they wish to live, work, or study in the Netherlands.
It is generally thought that around 45,000 British people live in the Netherlands, with around a quarter living in the North. The IND says that between February and July of this year it send out 34,295 invitation letters, which led to 21,511 applications. A total of 14,302 ‘decisions’ have been made- and significant numbers of British people will soon be receiving their new permit at home via the Dutch governments IPKD courier service.