Changes to visa conditions in case the UK leaves the EU without an agreement (“no-deal exit“)
Unfortunately the possibility cannot be ruled out that the United Kingdom may leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place, UK citizens will from 30 March 2019 no longer have the right to freedom of movement. For this reason, visas based on the right to free movement which are issued to family members of Britons entitled to free movement can from now on be valid only up to 29 March 2019.
Affected persons planning to travel beyond 29 March 2019 can apply for a visa independently of EU freedom of movement under the general conditions of the Schengen Visa Code/German Residence Act.
A visa issued with indefinite validity will not necessarily entitle the holder to enter Germany after 29 March 2019. In the event of a no-deal exit, valid visas issued on the basis of a UK citizen’s right to free movement can also no longer be used.