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Old 15.02.2016, 14:47
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Just a note: People on a B permit will be fine until the next permit renewal.

If unemployed at that point they might find their permit renewal rejected. Note that I said might, not will. There seems to be a lot of discretion in the decision... I know folks whose renewals sailed through unquestioned, and I know folks who were told to leave.

Welcome to our world of non-EU uncertainty.
Valid point.

Another interesting point is this: because Switzerland gives actual permits to EU citizens (though the approval is automatic) the Brits in Switzerland have a certain security that is the expiration date of their permit.
Because the EU countries don't actually give permits to other EU citizens, they could decide overnight to deport the Brits that leave there. I don't think that it will happen but it could, because they don't have any document that specifically allows them to be in the country.
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