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Old 02.01.2021, 18:30
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Re: UK citizen, Brexit: Obtaining C permit in future

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But weren't Brits entitled to a C after 5 years due to EU status? Will "new" Brits now not have to wait 10 years or go via VINTA?
Nobody is entitled to a C except for, under certain conditions:
- spouses of Swiss citizens and
- citizens of the countries not requiring language certificates for C (due to binding international agreements unrelated to EU membership)

Brits will continue to be able to aspire for a C permit after 5 years of continuous and non-temporary stay in the future after Brexit, just as before, due to a reciprocity treaty between the two countries that has been in place for some time now and is unrelated to EU membership.

This reciprocity treaty is not as binding as the agreements between the countries not requiring language certificates, reason why language certificates are requested of Brits when asking for C permits.
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