Information for UK nationals in Hungary

UK Government continues post-Brexit campaign

The UK Government’s Foreign Office has launched a vital information campaign targeting more than one million Brits across Europe with support and advice on steps to protect their rights after the “Brexit” transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

The British Embassy in Hungary continues to run a range of activity to reach UK nationals including town hall information meetings, question-and-answer sessions with the Ambassador and Hungarian government representatives. The embassy’s consular experts are available to answer questions here.

UK nationals living 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, digital media and newspaper advertising in Hungary – urging people to take necessary action to protect their rights so that they can continue living, working and travelling in Europe after the transition period.

In addition to this major information campaign, the British Embassy in Budapest has already been working with community groups and directly with UK nationals to inform and reassure them.

This has included providing information and support through town hall information meetings, featuring question-and-answer sessions with British Ambassador to Hungary Iain Lindsay and Hungarian government representatives.

Ambassador Lindsay says: “Protecting the rights of UK nationals is an absolute priority for us. That’s why we have been providing advice and reassurance to UK nationals, to make sure they have all the information they need and certainty about their rights.

“Brits in Hungary should visit our Living in Guide where they can find out about the steps they need to take and get important information about residency, healthcare, passports and driving licences in Hungary.”

Further information:

  • UK nationals in the EU need to take to action to secure their rights, such as applying for a new residence status or registering for residency in their member state if they haven’t done so already.
  • The Foreign Office has launched a campaign through embassies across Europe, engaging with UK nationals who are resident, studying or travelling to the EU and signposting people to “Living In Guides” on GOV.UK with specific information for each country.
  • British embassies and consulates across Europe have held more than 775outreach events with UK nationals since November 2017 to understand their concerns and explain actions they need to take. These events have reached more than 410,000 people since November 2017.

British Ambassadors from across Europe have recorded a video encouraging UK nationals to take action. In addition, Living in Guides on GOV.UK provide the latest advice to UK nationals, however over the coming weeks the British Government will be stepping up its engagement across Europe and launching an information campaign to further explain what actions UK nationals need to take within the country where they live.

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