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

After 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union and thus British citizens will no longer be considered as EU citizens.

2020.10.26 | Anne Pletschette Langer

Brexit sign pointing to the left, EU sign pointing to the right.

After 1 January 2021 British citizens living and working in Denmark will need a new residence document and those who take up residence in Denmark after 1 January 2021 will need a work and residence permit. 

British citizens who come to live and work in Denmark after 1 January 2021

British citizens who come to live and work in Denmark after 1 January 2021 need to apply for – and await – a work and residence permit in the United Kingdom or a country where they have legal residence, before they can enter Denmark and start working.

British citizens who are employed or plan to come as a guest after 1 January 2021 can already now apply for the new work and residence permit as a non-EU citizen.

British citizens already registered as residing and working in Denmark

British citizens already registered as residing and working in Denmark will need to apply for a new residence document before 31 December 2021.

British citizens already registered as residing and working in Denmark will receive a letter directly from The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). The letter is forwarded during the months of November and December 2020. The letter contains information about how to proceed during 2021 in order to obtain the new residence document, so please wait for the letter and act according to information and instructions mentioned in the letter.

Further information about BREXIT for citizens living in Denmark

Updates on the rules and procedures are always available on the website of Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet

If you have further questions, you can contact the Guest Researcher Support at Aarhus University or immigration directly:

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