Brexit – Online registration for British citizens living in Berlin

The governments of the European Union member states agreed to postpone Brexit again.

However, the conditions and timing of the UK’s departure remain unclear. Nevertheless, in future British citizens will require a residency title or some other proof of their right of residency in order to reside in the territory of Germany.

For British citizens as well as their family members with a different nationality who are already residing in Berlin, the Berlin Foreigners Registration Office is offering a special service. You will be able to make an application for a residency title online by completing a form on the homepage of the Berlin Foreigners Registration Office.

Further information can be found on the homepage of the Berlin Foreigners Registration Office.

If Brexit doesn’t happen:
Should the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union be stopped, all data gathered by the Berlin Foreigners Registration Office on the online form will be deleted immediately.


  • You are a British citizen or you are living together with a British family member
    Alongside your British citizenship, you also hold the citizenship of an EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland? In that case you do not need to make an application.
  • Main residence in Berlin
    If you do not live in Berlin, please consult the local Foreigners Registration Office in your place of residence.

Documents required

  • For the time being none
    The required documents will be communicated at a later date.


The online registration and application submission are free of charge.
Costs will be incurred at a later date, when the Foreigners Registration Office processes your application. You will be informed of the precise fee.

Average time to process request

From April 2019 onwards we will contact everyone who has registered via this online form and invite them to an appointment. We would ask for your patience during this process.

After completing your online registration you can save a copy of the confirmation and print it out. This confirmation serves as proof of your registration and your lawful residence in the territory of Germany.