The Brexit saga continues, but despite the uncertainty, preparations are being made for the security of the citizens of the United Kingdom.
The British Embassy is taking action in this regards, reaching out to any and all citizens of the United Kingdom living in Hungary, a rallying call to prepare for Brexit. The below extract is likely to be relevant for those living in Debrecen and are taken from a press release issued from the UK Government.
The UK Government has today (Monday 16 September) launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in Hungary to get ready for Brexit on 31 October. It is part of a wider communications campaign effort across Europe.
UK nationals in Hungary will receive information about specific actions they need to take to keep their rights and access to services in Hungary, including around residency, healthcare, driving licences and passports.
The campaign will use multiple channels – including Facebook posts urging people to take action ahead of 31 October.
The British Embassy has already been doing a lot over recent months to inform UK nationals, including town hall information meetings with the Ambassador, Consular experts and Hungarian government officials. Our next town hall meeting will take place in Budapest on 24 September and you can register here.
Iain Lindsay, British Ambassador to Hungary, said:
Protecting the rights of UK nationals is an absolute priority as we leave the European Union. I’d urge UK nationals to visit our Living in Guide for Hungary where they can find out about the steps they need to take and get specific information about residency, healthcare, passports and driving in Hungary.
There are more than one million UK nationals living in the EU, with around 5000 living in Hungary.
In another announcement this week the UK Government announced that it has taken steps to protect UK nationals living in Hungary after the 31st October. The government has committed to funding healthcare for all UK nationals for 6 months following Brexit even if Britain leaves without a deal.
In order to secure your position in Hungary and to understand your rights, Debrecen Today will be helping to communicate issues relating to Brexit for those UK nationals in Hungary, primarily those located in the East of Hungary.
The new information campaign asks UK nationals to take action to prepare for Brexit by checking the Living in Hungary Guide at gov.uk/livinginhungary and:
- apply for residency
- register for healthcare
- check their passport is valid for travel
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