Do you want to know where you stand from the perspective of Germany once the Brexit happens?
If there is a no-deal Brexit, will British citizens be required to leave Germany immediately?
No, no British citizen will be required to leave Germany in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The German Federal Government plans a transition period for an initial 3 month after withdrawal which shall be extended for another 6 months.
During the transition period, UK citizens living in Germany who have up to now been entitled to free movement, and their family members, will continue to have the right of residence.
During the transition period, UK citizens can continue to work on a self-employed or employed basis in any role.
The Federal Government intents for all UK citizens who previously had the right to free movement, and their family members, to be able to obtain a residence permit for their ongoing residency after the transition period.
Will Brits still be possible to travel to Germany if there is a disorderly Brexit?
If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal, it will still be possible to travel to Germany from Britain for short stays (90 days within a 180-day period). The EU has proposed an act agreeing on mutual exemption from visa requirements.
Brexit and the resulting changes to conditions of entry and residence may lead to delays and inconvenience at the German border.
Information for people who already live in Germany and who plan to travel before they receive a new residence permit
UK citizens who live in the Federal Republic of Germany, and their family members, will continue to be permitted to enter Germany even in the case of a disorderly Brexit.
As a German citizen, will I still be able to travel to the United Kingdom without a visa after Brexit?
According to the UK government, this will remain possible. A transition period is planned until the end of 2020. During this time, EU citizens are to continue to be permitted to enter the United Kingdom without a visa, using their national identity card or a biometric passport.
What will the long-term status of British citizens and their family members be after a no-deal Brexit?
If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a final agreement, the legal status of the British citizens affected will change permanently. They will lose their status as EU citizens or family members of an EU citizen and will become third-country nationals.
After the transition period, those affected will need to have a residence permit.
Adapted from the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. July 2019