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BREXIT: How does it affect you as a British citizen living in Denmark?

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The United Kingdom left the EU on January 31st 2020.  The Withdrawal Agreement, which was negotiated by the EU27 and the United Kingdom, entered into force on February 1st 2020. The purpose of the Withdrawal Agreement is to ensure that British citizens who are legally residing in the EU in accordance with the EU rules on free movement before the end of the transition period (31st of December 2020) can continue to reside in the EU also after this date on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms.

Read more about the Withdrawal Agreement 

As a British citizen residing in Denmark in accordance with the EU-rules on free movement, you do not need to do anything now. Residence documents that have been issued in accordance with the EU rules on Free Movement will continue to be valid until a new residence document according to the Withdrawal Agreement has been issued (see further information below).

If you have not already registered you stay in Denmark, and you plan to reside for more than three months 

Applications for registration certificates or residence carts must be submitted to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) in accordance with the EU-Residence Order.

Read more about applications for registration certificates and residence cards (new window)

Issuance of new residence documents under the Withdrawal Agreement

Applications for a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement can be submitted when the transition period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement has ended, i.e. as of 1 January 2021. Applications are to be submitted to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). Applications may be submitted throughout 2021.

All British citizens and their family members residing in Denmark shall apply for a new residence document. The same applies to frontier workers, who work in Denmark when the transition period ends. The residence document serves as proof that the holder has a right of residence under the Withdrawal Agreement.

Further information on the application procedure will be published at the websites of the Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Information will also be sent by digital mail (e-Boks) to British citizens and their family members residing in Denmark having acquired a Danish CPR-number.

This information is updated regularly.

Any questions?

If you have questions about your residence rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, you may contact the Ministry of Immigration and Integration at [email protected].

You may also contact the Ministry of Immigration and Integration on Monday and Wednesday between 9.00-12.00: 61 98 40 00.

If you have questions regarding acquisition of Danish citizenship, you may contact the Ministry of Immigration and Integration at [email protected].

Read more about the rules on acquisition of Danish citizenship

Read more about the right of residence under EU rules on free movement (new window)

If you have general questions regarding Brexit, you may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by e-mail [email protected].

Read more about Brexit on the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (new window) 

Sidst opdateret 07.05.2020