BREXIT – Our services for you!

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The UK Withdrawal Agreement has been entered into force for a transition period until the end of the year. During this time, the United Kingdom will continue to be treated as an EU member state. This means that nothing will change for citizens and businesses for the time being.

We, the Office of Economic Development of the City of Düsseldorf, will support you regarding all questions in relation to Brexit. We are in close contact with all other city departments and it is our aim to make all necessary processes as smooth and fast as possible.

We are the first point of contact in particular for UK companies in Düsseldorf. But of course, all other British citizens who are self-employed or are planning to be self-employed are welcome to contact us. We also provide information for companies which have questions regarding Global Mobility Management and all relevant procedures affecting their British employees.

Please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Monika Bosbach
    Phone +49 211 - 8998895

  • Elisabeth Inhester
    Phone +49 211 - 8995721


Please find here some further links with helpful information and an overview of upcoming events.

The Immigration Office of the City of Düsseldorf offers a service to apply for a residence title online, targeting all British citizens with a registered address in Düsseldorf.

Important: British citizens who are living in Düsseldorf may register online on the website of the Immigration Office. They will be informed at short notice about necessary changes and procedures. This online registration implies an application for a residence title.
More information and online registration


Our Expat Service Desk assists British citizens who are living in Düsseldorf and its surroundings and are employed and might have to change their residence status. Companies are also welcome to contact the Expat Service Desk if they have any questions which might concern their international employees.


The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community published an online FAQ for British citizens. It answers the most important questions regarding Immigration Law:


Questions from companies regarding trade regulations:

An overview about the latest trends and developments can be viewed on the Brexit website of the IHK Düsseldorf, especially regarding information for companies (in German):


Updated information of the British Government