The British Embassy in Zagreb has released a video for British citizens living and working in Croatia in which UK Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia answered a few common questions from Brits worried about their futures in Croatia after Brexit.
The video, aimed at answering the questions of worried British residents in Croatia in the case of an unwanted and disorderly but still possible No Deal Brexit, saw Andrew Dalgleish sit down and respond to a handful of concerns put to the embassy by Croatia’s Brits, of which there are well under 1,000 legally registered.
If you’re a British citizen living in Croatia and you’re concerned about your rights after the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union, which, if all goes to plan, will occur at the end of next month, make sure to follow us as we bring you all the information you need, as and when it happens.
If Theresa May’s deal is passed, this article will tell you in detail what that means for you as a British national in Croatia.
If an unwanted No Deal Brexit occurs, MUP (Croatian Ministry of the Interior) has assured both Balkan Insight and TCN that British citizens with a biometric residence permit (temporary or permanent residence/privremeni ili stalni boravak) should be able to continue their lives broadly as they do now, and that the proper measures for that will be introduced. Although Croatia hasn’t yet delivered any public assurances like several other EU countries have, in the spirit of reciprocity, Croatia will follow.
MUP’s statement to me can be found here, along with the direct translation.
For information on how you can work to prepare and thus further safeguard your rights in the event of Britain crashing out of the bloc at the end of next month, read this article.
Make sure to stay up to date and/or sign up for email alerts from the British Government’s Living in Croatia page in case any changes to your rights do occur.
In the meantime, make sure you’re registered with the authorities in Croatia and are in possession of a valid biometric residence permit before the 29th of March, 2019.
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