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  1. Hi folks, I am writing a report about a possible Brexit and how it could affect british expats. What do you think about this? Did any of you ever consider applying for German citizenship? Susanne
  2. A follow-on from the recently closed (Dec 2016) topic on "Brexit: UK referendum on leaving the EU. How it affects British expats"... Let's see where this snow ball eventually ends up.
  3. OK, at the moment this is still a somewhat theoretical question, but one where I need to make a decision soon.   Historically I have always been registered in Germany as a British citizen, as that is where I grew up and where I am from. However with the ongoing Brexit shenanigans   I'm wondering how complicated it would be to abmelden (as a Brit) and anmelden as an Irish citizen (I've had an Irish passport for many years, long before Brexit loomed on the horizon, thanks to my Mum being born in Co. Clare). I'd like to vote here in the May 2019 EU elections, so I'm thinking to do this fairly soon, dependent on getting a Termin (!), but am wondering if anyone has practical experience of this.   Is it possible to actually abmelden (as a Brit) and anmelden (as Irish) at the same appointment? Are there any unforeseen consequences (other than the Finanzamt sniffing around re: Kirchensteuer!) Are there any inhibitions to doing this while the UK is still (technically) a member of the EU?   I'm particularly interested to hear from anyone who has actually gone through this process.
  4. About Bescheinigungen über das Daueraufenthaltsrecht für Unionsbürger (EU/EWR)...   Anyone applied for one of these?   Any point requesting it?
  5. Registering ahead of Brexit

    Hey TTers,    I have a friend who has recently moved to Germany for work (she is British).    In the case of a No Deal Brexit at the end of March 2019 does anyone know by when she would have to register?    I heard somewhere she would need to register by the end of December (so pretty damn soon) in order to be relatively safe. Others said it would be fine so long as she does it before Brexit day.   (it's Berlin, so she's finding it tough to find an apartment with Anmeldung, hence why she hasn't simply gone to the Bürgeramt ASAP).    Thanks for any help :-)    
  6. Just fyi for those in Duesseldorf worried about brexit. There is a meeting on evening of Mon Oct 8th organized via British in Germany and the embassy:   https://britishingermany.org/2018/10/06/open-evening-for-uk-nationals-in-dusseldorf-8th-october/
  7. The British Embassy is holding an open evening for British citizens living in the Stuttgart region at Evang. Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Büchsenstraße 33, 70174 Stuttgart, on Wednesday 25th July 2018, starting at 6.30 p.m. There will be representation from the Embassy in Berlin, together with Dr Fritz Oesterle (British Honorary Consul in Stuttgart) and Simon Kendall (British Consul General in Munich). David Hole (Rechtsanwalt and Solicitor from citizens group British in Bavaria) will join them on the panel to take questions.   This is an opportunity to get an update on the latest stage of the Brexit negotiations and to put your questions directly to representatives of the British Government. We have been assured that the Embassy takes these questions forward to the British Government and to DEXEU.  If you would like to attend, you can sign up on the following webpage: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/open-evening-for-uk-nationals-in-stuttgart-tickets-47580759332 Note that places are limited.
  8. Brexit Beer Garden event

      BREXIT BEER GARDEN Information, action and support for Brits in Bavaria. Monday, 7 August, after work (17:00 onwards) Wirtshaus am Bavariapark, Munich Theresienhöhe 15 www.wirtshaus+am+bavariapark.com U4/5 Schwanthalerhöhe   A chance for Brits in Bavaria to discuss the issues, get an update on lobbying and plan future actions. Come along and share your concerns, views and experience, e.g. on work/residence permits, citizenship applications, career prospects, healthcare, pensions...     Look for the tables with UK flags...   We ́re also on Meetup: www.meetup.com/Brexit+in+Bayern    www.britishingermany.org      
  9. Just fyi for those in Bayern. There are 2 upcoming meetings about latest developments on Brexit:   Thu Sep 27th - Augsburg event organized via Axel Dittman of Auswaertiges Amt: https://www.vhs-augsburg.de/programm/gesellschaft.html?action%5B681%5D=course&courseId=482-C-QH12559&rowIndex=2   Mon Oct 8th - Munich event organized via british in Germany: https://britishingermany.org/2018/09/22/talk-on-brexit-by-colin-munro-in-munich-8th-october/
  10. Kolpinghaus Familienstube, Adolf-Kolping-Strasse 1, 80336 Munich   A chance to put your questions on Brexit and citizens rights direct to HM govt. representatives.    Tuesday, 27 Feb (6-9). Registration-only event - please follow link   https://britishingermany.org/event/hm-consul-general-paul-heardman-tim-jones-british-embassy-berlin/ Organized by British in Bavaria - a part of British in Germany BritishinGermany.org BritishinEurope.org
  11. Hi everyone,   British in Germany is holding an Infoabend at Freundenzimmer in Kreuzberg (Mehringdamm 61) on 31st August 2018. It starts at 7pm and is followed by a party from 9pm (€3 plus booking fee in advance, €5 on the door which will help cover costs). It’s a good way for Brits in Berlin to find out about what’s happening with citizens rights in the Brexit negotiations (before then completely forgetting about the stress of Brexit with one or two of your favourite tipple).   More details can be found here: https://britishingermany.org/2018/08/16/dont-go-brexit-my-heart-british-in-germany-infoabend-and-party/   Hope to see many of you there!   Matt    
  12. Ottobrunn, Monday, 19 February 2018. 18:00 - 19:00 Wolf-Ferrari-Haus (Nordfoyer), Rathausplatz 1   If you are a Brit living and working here and haven´t yet started thinking about this, maybe you should come along to this event….   https://www.ottobrunn.de/Ottobrunn.aspx?view=~/news/aktuelles&orgid={08F14203-807C-4974-8ECE-A710C7C6C5DD}   Organized by British in Bavaria - a part of British in Germany BritishinGermany.org BritishinEurope.org
  13. News about taxation after Brexit

    Looks like Germany has been considering tax implications after brexit:   https://www.haufe.de/steuern/gesetzgebung-politik/brexit-steuerbegleitgesetz_168_473764.html
  14. British in Bavaria announces a talk by an experienced UK diplomat and first-hand observer of European politics and politicians over the whole period of the UK´s membership of the EU. Colin Munro was a member of the UK Diplomatic Service in Central and SE Europe between 1969 to 2007 and is also an expert on election systems and referenda – practices and malpractices, the role of the media, finance etc. We can expect an enlightening analysis of the context to the Brexit Referendum, and a considered reflection on the present situation and the prospects for a vote on the final deal (“People´s Vote”). Location: Evangelisches Forum Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 24 Munich 80331 Time: 19:00, Doors open 18:30 We are not asking for registration, so come early to secure a seat. The room has capacity for 180 people, and there is a small reception area with a limited range of drinks, but no restaurant or café facilities. The talk is free and open to all. Gerne sind auch interessierte Deutsche zu dem Vortrag eingeladen. Auf die oft gestellte Frage, “Wird es wirklich zum Brexit kommen?” versprechen wir keine verbindliche Antwort, jedoch wertvolle Einsichten in den Hintergrund zu der Brexit-Volksabstimmung und ein fundiertes Kommentar über die aktuellen Entwicklungen.
  15. Just fyi for those in Frankfurt worried about brexit. There is a meeting on Tue Oct 2nd organized via British in Germany:   https://britishingermany.org/2018/09/25/what-it-means-for-brits-living-in-germany-frankfurt-am-main-meeting-2/
  16. Good evening everyone     After spending the whole evening googling and reading various forums it was somehow inevitable that I should end up here on TT, as it’s the forum which saved me some 7 years ago.   I’ve been living in Germany for 8 years, have a bf of 2 years, no kids and will start new job in 2 weeks.   2 years ago my Grandad died, he was the first Grandparent to pass, - (I’ve always been thankful to have had “full sets” of Grandparents on both sides) and since then I’ve had thoughts of returning home. The first fleeting thoughts have since taken up strong root and I’m now seriously considering it. I’ve never really felt settled here, none of my friends are German (I don’t have many of them anyway as i’ve moved around a lot) and I kinda feel like I only stayed the last few years because it was easier, and that if it weren’t for my boyfriend I’d already be back where I feel I belong.   My brother, however, says I’m living in the past and should be careful as moving and visiting isn’t the same (d’uh!) People have moved on and things aren’t like before.    I’m so very afraid I’ll move back and then regret it though, and Brexit seems to make everything so uncertain.    On nationality: i could get the german Citizenship as I fulfill requirements.  I could get Irish Citizenship by descent   I’m not really sure what my question is here, just need to hear from others who know what I’m going through I think.   Have any you considered moving back, either due to Brexit or homesickness (family getting old etc) or actually moved back ? Do you have dual-nationally? Should I just wait & see what happens next year or strike while I can before I get bogged down again?    Any thoughts and experiences will be much appreciated!    Thanks  
  17. One of the 28 "fear factor" updates released today is regarding driving licences. In the event of No Deal our licences won't allow us to drive in Germany as they do today but German licence holders will happily drive in UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/driving-in-the-eu-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/driving-in-the-eu-if-theres-no-brexit-deal   Did anyone exchange their UK licence for a German one either as part of Brexit prep or in general?   What is the process? Can you it online / via post with a form and sending you UK licence or is their some crazy series of tests and mountain's of paperwork needed?