The event will be hosted in Groningen, along with the British Embassy the Hague and the IND
By Thomas Ansell
Following Boris Johnson’s new Brexit delay until 31 January, called a ‘flextension’ as it allows a Brexit before 31 January if a deal is passed through both the British and European Parliaments, the IWCN will be hosting a Brexit information evening on Monday, November 4.
Representatives from the British Embassy the Hague and the Dutch immigration authority, the IND, will present and take questions at the event, which will be held at Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98 between 18:00 and 19:30.
Last year, the British Embassy also paid a visit to the North for an information evening, where they and IND representatives laid out the different options for British citizens in the event of a deal (that secured by Theresa May’s government), or no deal.
As before, the event is free, but ticketed through EventBrite. Those who would like to come must sign up via the link.
There are believed to be as many as 45,000 British nationals living in the three Northern provinces of Groningen, Drenthe, and Friesland. Many of these people have lived here on a long-term basis, and integrated into the country.
Currently, the protocols for both a deal-led Brexit, and a no-deal Brexit have been laid out by the IND. In both cases, British citizens who have registered in the BRP (by obtaining a BSN number) will be invited to submit themselves for residence permits via the IND. This will occur in batches, and most British citizens in the Netherlands will have already been sent a letter, which can act as a temporary residence permit should circumstances require it.
The Brexit information evening will be on 4 November, 18:00-19:30, at Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98 in the city of Groningen. Sign-up via this link.