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British National (Overseas): EU Countries

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 105897, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the status of British National Overseas passport holders in EU member states after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

17 October 2017

The purpose of the citizens' rights deal is to clarify the future status and rights of EU citizens exercising free movement rights in the UK, and of UK nationals exercising free movement rights in the EU at a specified date.

UK nationals' includes British citizens, British subjects with the right of abode in the UK, and British Overseas Territories Citizens who acquire citizenship from a connection with Gibraltar.

For the purposes of the citizens' rights deal, 'UK nationals' does not include British National Overseas passport holders, who do not currently fall within EU free movement regulations.