The British lined up to apply for Danish citizenship before Brexit

The British lined up to apply for Danish citizenship before Brexit


Of the more than 18,000 Britons living in Denmark, the number of people transferring citizenship to this Nordic country is increasing significantly – Sputnik reported.

The number of British citizens applying for Danish citizenship has been seeing a surge in the past two years, following the Brexit referendum in 2016.

Since 2017, the number of British nationals who moved to Denmark under its nationality law has increased from 134 to 489, according to statistics from the Danish Ministry of Immigration.

“There has been a significant upward trend among British citizens applying for Danish citizenship. I believe the reason for this is Brexit, ”said Minister of Immigration and Integration Mattias Tesfaye.

The number of Britons applying for Danish citizenship has soared in the past two years

While affirming his pleasure in welcoming people who want to become Danish citizens, Mr. Tesfaye also emphasized that the country has laws ready for the possibility of an uncompleted Brexit. out.

"Through this, approximately 18,500 British citizens living in Denmark will be able to continue their lives here, regardless of whether they apply for Danish citizenship or not," he said.

After British Parliament failed to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement, the European Union agreed to extend Britain's withdrawal from the October 31 deadline to January 31, 2020.

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