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EU Exit: what you need to know
Information on residence in Germany after the UK’s exit from the EU
UK nationals living in Germany will need to apply for a residence permit from their local Foreigners Authority (Ausländerbehörde). This applies whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal. Find your relevant Foreigners Authority.
You must hold a valid passport when applying for the permit.
Some Foreigners Authorities have already published information or are planning a procedure for voluntary registration/application before the UK’s exit from the EU.
We are also aware that some Foreigners Authorities have written to UK nationals with further information. You should read these letters carefully. If you have any questions on the letters, contact your relevant Foreigners Authority.
We have been made aware of some guidance pages and will update this list when other Foreigners Authorities confirm their processes.
Guidance for UK Nationals from Foreigners Authorities
The list in alphabetical order of town/county (Stadt/Landkreis)
- Aachen (StadtRegion)
- Aschaffenburg (Stadt)
- Aschaffenburg (Landkreis)
- Bad Kissingen
- Bad Tölz Wolfratshausen
- Berlin (Online registration)
- Bonn (Online registration)
- Düsseldorf (Online registration)
- Esslingen am Neckar
- Heidelberg (Town)
- Heilbronn (Town)
- Heilbronn (Kreis)
- Konstanz (Town)
- Landshut (Town)
- Landshut (Kreis)
- Lörrach (Town)
- Magdeburg (enter “Brexit” in the search field)
- Mühldorf a. Inn
- Offenburg (Town)
- Ortenaukreis (enter “Brexit” in the search field)
- Ravensburg (Kreis)
- Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
The German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community published a list of FAQs for UK nationals in Germany on 21 December 2018.