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Old 07.03.2019, 09:31
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The joke being of course that in most other EU countries one has to register their residence officially upon arrival even when coming from another member state. The UK (wrongly in my opinion) never adopted this approach.
Most EU nations have the something similar to the 3 mth rule, same as Switzerland. Notable exceptions are Belgium - 8 days, and France which has/had a voluntary system. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-i...-and-residency

But the entire point is, what the UK are doing is saying that EU naitonal who already had residency, have to register again.

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You will not need to apply if you:
Otherwise you’ll need to apply, even if you:
https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu...es/eligibility

https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu...eave-to-remain

More detail here:

https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu...eave-to-remain

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I really feel sorry for your friend but why did she never apply for British citizenship?
I can't speak for Odile's friend, but I have dual national friends who are loathe to surrender either of their two permitted nationalities because it would exclude them from inheritance in those nations. One close friend would have to choose between her inheritance of land and property in either of the nations that she currently holds passports for, and you're talking a hefty 6 figure sum in each location.

Even without inheritance laws, when we lived in the UK, my partner (despite serious nagging from his eldest brother back in 2014) refused to surrender either of his nationalities because one is 'who he is' and the other is 'what he is'. It sounds like a stupid, emotional reason, but it caused him a lot of turmoil.
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