Brexit: UK launches information campaign for nationals living in Belgium
Share article:
Share article:

Brexit: UK launches information campaign for nationals living in Belgium

Credit: Belga

The British Foreign Office launches a campaign on Friday to inform its nationals living in Belgium about the steps they need to take “to protect their rights” ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period, set for 31 December.

This is part of a Europe-wide campaign and focusses in particular on access to health care services, validating a driving licence, obtaining a passport or obtaining a residence permit.

“The UK’s transition period ends on the 31st of December, and whilst your rights are protected, there may be some actions that you need to take now,” British Ambassadors throughout Europe said in a video, which can be found on the Facebook page of the British Embassy in Brussels.

“This could include registering or applying for residency, checking your access to healthcare, or exchanging a UK driving licence for a local one.”

“It’s crucial that you know what action to take and how to do it. The best way to do this is to go to the Living in Guide for the country you are in. Here you will find detailed, specific up to date information.”

“You can also sign up for alerts to stay informed,” the Ambassadors added.

Related Articles

 

The campaign will run on various media, from Facebook to digital media and newspapers. Public information meetings and question-and-answer sessions with ambassadors and consular experts are also planned in the coming months on Facebook.

In addition, a £3 million fund was made available in 2019 to provide practical support to more vulnerable British citizens, people with reduced mobility, people with disabilities and the elderly.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

More women take police selection tests in Belgium
The selection tests to become a police inspector have more and more female participants, according to figures released by Interior Affairs Minister ...
‘Absurd’: all Brussels schools should have the same Covid rules
Several city councillors for education in Brussels are calling to abolish the "absurd" differences in coronavirus measures for Dutch-speaking and ...
Massive renovations for iconic venue in the heart of Brussels
Brussels concert hall Ancienne Belgique has announced plans to renovate the AB Café and the AB Salon and is looking for a contractor fit for the job. ...
Display of child’s room in Brussels raises awareness of foster families
An exhibit that features a fictitious child’s bedroom has been on display since Tuesday at the Place d'Armes in Namur, with the support of the ...
Test results show pupils have fallen behind in Flemish schools
Learning delays have been reported in almost all subject areas in Flanders since the start of the pandemic, a trend that continued in 2021, a ...
Belgium considers relaxing testing rules for UK travellers
At the next Consultative Committee meeting, Belgium will look into relaxing the testing and entry policy for travellers coming from the United ...
Jette libraries start giving plants away with books
Visitors to libraries in the Brussels municipality of Jette will soon be able to pick up a free plant along with a book, thanks to the new Plantotek ...
‘Do what you want, but do it as safely as possible,’ experts warn
As the daily number of new coronavirus infections exceeds 3,000 for the first time since May, infectious disease expert Erika Vlieghe and ...
‘We’re running dry’: Brussels teacher shortage reaches critical levels
The teacher shortage in Brussels is affecting schools across language borders, according to Brussels’ Minister for Multilingualism and Dutch ...
New coronavirus infections above 3,000 for first time since May
The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has skyrocketed to the highest rate since the start of May 2021. Between 9 and 15 October, ...
Belgium in Brief: Getting To The Airport
When I saw the news of plans for a tram line and cycle path to connect Brussels' outskirts to the airport, my first reaction was sheer joy.  Let ...
EU should invest €5 trillion in climate plan, says State Secretary for Economic Recovery
The European Union must invest €5 trillion in its climate plan over the next decade to "retain its credibility as a political project," according ...