The German Minister for Interior has given his support for the proposal made by the EU to grant Brits coming into the Schengen area for a short period a visa waiver.
The EU proposal, which is contained in a 5-page letter, is going to serve as a guideline for Germany. For British visitors who will be staying in Germany for longer periods, no information has been released yet regarding their visa processing.
The British Ambassador to Germany, Sir Sebastian Wood, revealed that the European Commission has a proposal to include the UK in its list of visa-free countries. By this, UK citizens coming to Germany on a short visit either for business or tourism purposes will be covered by the free visa program.
For those staying for more than 90 days out of every 180 days, their fate will be determined by the EU’s decision on the matter as well as that of each of the member states of the Union. Wood further stated that the travel advice page of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office contains the most updated info on travelers’ entry requirements. The page will be updated with the latest developments as they come.
The German government has given its word that British citizens in their country will not be forced to leave. They will have to apply for a residence permit when Brexit sets in and their applications will not be turned down. This includes recipients of welfare and pensioners.
Germany also has accommodations for a no-deal Brexit
Germany also has plans for a no-deal Brexit. The government plans to extend the transition period for citizens of the UK. The transition period which was formerly fixed at 3 months has been extended to 9 months. This is in a bid to give people ample time to prepare themselves and sort out their residence permit applications.
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