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During the weekend, British citizens in Denmark started receiving a letter in their e-Boks, notifying them of the upcoming 31st December deadline concerning their rights in Denmark. So, what does this mean for you?

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Text: Jakob Weizman

Following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union that was made official on the 31st of January of this year, both the UK and EU agreed for a transitional period that would allow UK nationals living in the EU to accustom themselves to the changes made by Brexit.

The United Kingdom’s Embassy in Copenhagen hosted a Facebook Live Q&A this week to clear up any concerns coming from UK nationals residing in Denmark, wondering about the future that lies ahead for the 20,000 British residents living all over the country.

Emma Kate Hopkins, the new British Ambassador to Denmark, made it clear during the session regarding how to maintain residency after Brexit. While those already residing in Denmark, are allowed to continue to live here after the end of the transitional period on the 31st of December, they must re-register their residency once more.

After doing so, Hopkins mentioned that “once you have your EU residence document, you must register with your local civil registration office, and you will get a CPR number.”

“All UK nationals who are not a resident of Denmark on the 31st of December will now need to apply for a new form of residence status to show that your rights are protected, beyond the 31st of December,” added Hopkins.

The Ambassador was joined by four other panellists involved with the embassy that further explained the new rules with integration, health care, education, voting and cash benefits. UK nationals in Denmark tuned in to ask questions during the feed, which can be found at the link below for more information.

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