More than two years have passed since the June 2016 referendum on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. So when will the UK actually leave the European Community and become a third country for us, not only from the tax point of view? In the draft agreement, the exact date is set for 29 March 2019 at 11:00 p.m. CET.
The Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic has issued a recommendation for British citizens residing in our territory to apply for a temporary residence certificate in advance. The application can be submitted at the workplace of any branch of the Ministry of the Interior (the list of the workplaces can be found here), and there is no fee for submitting the application.
Under the current draft Brexit agreement, a transitional period has been set until the end of 2020. During this time, the rights of UK citizens residing in the EU countries will be retained. In order to retain the rights even after the transitional period, it is necessary to have the aforementioned temporary residence certificate. The document will serve as a certificate that the applicant is a citizen of the United Kingdom and resided in the territory of the Czech Republic before Brexit. By submitting a timely application, UK citizens will avoid a relatively complicated process they would have to go through if they did not obtain the temporary residence certificate by the end of 2020.