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Brexit-concern: Where the British get new EU passports

In less than three months, wants to leave the UK in the EU. Many Britons want to hedge with the passport of another EU country. Requests have increased in many places. An Overview.

Germany: The acquisition of citizenship of British are at a record level: in 2017, the citizenship received about 7500 British. In the year 2015, there were only 622. 2016 - the year of the Brexit vote - climbed to the number already on 2865. The British took in 2017 in this ranking the second place, more Naturalized only came from Turkey.

According to data from the Federal Statistical office, approximately 116.000 British lived the end of 2017 in Germany. Information about how many people in total, both German and British nationality, were not available.

striking is that almost one in ten naturalised Briton lived and 2017 in Germany. This is according to figures from the Federal Statistical office, by far the highest share of all EU-States. In the case of these British people with German passports are mostly people who had to flee from the Nazis to Britain, and to their descendants. You can claim under the basic law the German citizenship.

According to data from the Federal office of administration were received in the year 2015 43 of such applications for citizenship from the United Kingdom to 2017 then 1667.

Alone from the North of Ireland, there were 2018 about 85,000 applications for Irish citizenship.

180.000 British also want to

Ireland: be Irish interest in Irish passports has increased significantly. They are relatively easy to get, if you have Irish roots. It is enough, if grandfather or -mother in Ireland were born. According to the government in Dublin in the last year of 183,000 requests from the UK, around half of them from Northern Ireland. Born there, have, in principle, entitled to both passports. In the applications from the rest of the UK, there was an increase of 22 percent compared to 2017.

Spain: Here, there is no real Run on a EU-passport. Although the number of Britons who applied for the Spanish citizenship in the first ten months of the year to 2018, compared to the full year 2015, more than tripled. The absolute number is 166, but very low. Because Spain requires all British new citizens the task of the British citizenship. Applicants should have a minimum of ten years in the country lived. In addition, there are several Tests. In Spain, more than 300,000 British life, for a long time all are logged in.

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