What Brexit could mean for South Africans in – or moving to – the UK

UK-immigration-696x455If the UK votes to leave the European Union on the 23rd of June this year, South Africans with EU passports will need to apply for UK visas or permits.

Over the past few weeks, Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants have been flooded with calls from EU nationals concerned about their future immigration status in the UK.

They have kindly answered these burning questions about our status in the UK in the event of Britain leaving the EU:

What happens if I’m South African in the UK with a South African passport?

Nothing will change. South Africans will be subject to the same UK Immigration laws, and the UK leaving the European Union will not impact you.

What if I’m a dual South African/UK citizen with two passports?

Nothing will change You will be able to live and work in the UK as a UK citizen, as you have a UK passport. A potential Brexit will not impact you.