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Two weeks left for Brits to apply for Luxembourg residency
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Two weeks left for Brits to apply for Luxembourg residency

by Kathryn OGLESBY 16.06.2021
UK nationals risk losing their right to live in Grand Duchy if they fail to apply
UK nationals in Luxembourg have until June 30, 2021 to apply for residence permits
UK nationals in Luxembourg have until June 30, 2021 to apply for residence permits
Photo credit: Guy Jallay

UK nationals in Luxembourg have just two weeks to make sure the apply for residency in the country, or face losing their right to live in the country.

Brits living in the Grand Duchy have until June 30 2021 to apply for residency permits under the terms of the Brexit agreements. This includes people who already hold a European residency permit, are in the process of applying for nationality, or are married to Luxembourg or other EU nationals.

There are some 5,700 Brits in Luxembourg, of whom only some 3,800 people have applied for residency.

“Submitting your application before 30 June is vital to protect your right to live here, and your future in Luxembourg,” UK Ambassador Fleur Thomas.

Luxembourg had previously said Brits would not have to apply for a so-called biometric residency card, which would involve having their photograph and fingerprints taken at the immigration department.

Under the withdrawal agreement, EU countries can choose to force UK nationals to apply for a new residence status or decide not to. If applicants miss their deadline, they could potentially be treated as non-EU nationals.


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