Government launches new webpage for overseas Brits
British nationals looking for advice on travelling and living in Europe can breathe a little easier as the Government launches new webpage for overseas Brits
The webpage explains that negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the EU may take up to two years or more before rules are set in stone and affected Brits will know how changes affect their living situation outside the UK, or their holidays to other countries.
The government will negotiate new arrangements with the EU including on issues affecting British expats and travellers. The government also wants the legal rights of British nationals living in European countries, as well as EU nationals in the UK, to be properly protected.
Until then there will be no immediate changes. During the period of the negotiations, the UK remains a full member of the EU, entitled to all the benefits and obligations of membership.
The webpage includes information on passports, pensions, healthcare, and also has a link to some general information on applying for dual citizenship which is something many British citizens overseas have indicated as being of interest to them.
by Elle Draper
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Gandy-Draper. Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.