As a cross-border worker, you may have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement and you need to apply for a special document in the form of a card from the Aliens Office responsible for your employment in order to continue working in Germany (learn more). To live in Germany is to have your main habitual residence in Germany. A person who was only temporarily staying in Germany on 31 December 2020, but who did not have his or her principal habitual residence in Germany, has no rights under the Withdrawal Agreement. The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Local Affairs and the federal authorities under its jurisdiction are not empowered, on a case-by-case basis, to deal with matters relating to the right of residence. You do not supervise or give instructions to the authorities in charge of foreigners. Other issues related to withdrawal, in particular with regard to social security, including pension rights or the recognition of professional qualifications, are not addressed here. To do this, please contact the competent authorities, for example. B the social security bodies concerned with social security or the bodies mentioned here, if you have any questions relating to the recognition of professional qualifications. For example, Jane lives in Hamburg. She is a British national. When she moved to Germany, she presented her British passport at check-in.
On the occasion of Brexit, Jane remembered that she was born in Ireland. At her request, the Irish Consulate confirmed that she was therefore the Irish national. This means that she remains a citizen of the Union, even after Brexit. Jane applied for an Irish passport at the Irish consulate and obtained it. She makes an appointment at the town hall and hands over her new Irish passport. City hall officials record in the electronic population record that Jane is Irin. That`s all Jane has to do with her right of residence. In the future, if Jane crosses or crosses the EU`s external borders, she will only use her Irish passport. As far as border control is concerned, officials will then know that Jane, a citizen of the Union, is allowed to enter and leave easily. Nor does she need the residence permit required by British nationals who lived in Germany on 31 December 2020. If Jane presented her British passport without this document, officials would have to check whether Jane is legally resident in the EU and whether he may be too resident because they would not know Jane`s European citizenship. If Jane has entered the EU, she could also ask him the purpose of her stay and whether she has sufficient resources to support herself for the duration of her stay.
Such questions are not asked when officials see, looking at their Irish passports, that Jane is a citizen of the Union. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 1 February 2020. In this context, the Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, known as the Withdrawal Agreement, was concluded between the EU and the United Kingdom, which entered into force and entered into force on that day. . . .