If you fulfil the conditions of Article 30 of the Withdrawal Agreement, you can in principle take your German entitlement to unemployment benefits with you to the United Kingdom for three months in order to look for work in accordance with Coordination Rules (EC) Nos 883/04 and 987/09. Since its withdrawal on 1 February 2020, the UK has had no say in the EU institutions. In addition, BRITISH citizens have since been excluded from participation in European Citizens` Initiatives and no longer have the right to vote in local elections in other EU countries or in elections to the European Parliament or to stand as candidates in those elections. Please note that in order to be entitled to unemployment benefits, you usually need to prove that you have a right of residence under the Withdrawal Agreement. For this purpose, you must submit the residence permit in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement or a so-called fiction certificate or provisional certificate to your local employment agency. If the residence permit or mock certificate cannot be issued on time, we recommend that you expressly inform your immigration office that the employment agency urgently needs a certificate of earning capacity in order to verify your entitlement to unemployment benefits. According to the IMC`s application instructions, the aliens registration office must issue you a corresponding confirmation before handing over the residence permit if your residence rights have already been determined without further delay. The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 1 February 2020. In this context, the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, known as the Withdrawal Agreement, was concluded between the EU and the United Kingdom, which entered into force and entered into force at that time. It applies throughout the EU, including Germany. With the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement, the EU and the UK have opened a new chapter in their relations. During intensive negotiations over a period of almost a year, the future relationship between the EU and the UK has been successfully reshaped.

For example, if you are British, you fall under Article 30 of the Withdrawal Agreement if you have a right of residence (residence status) under the Withdrawal Agreement. (See also FAQ: If I lose my job after the end of the transition period, am I entitled to unemployment benefits?) If you have a right of residence under the Withdrawal Agreement, your residence status still includes access to the labour market. You must prove your right of residence by means of the residence permit in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement. If you have not already done so, please register immediately with the Aliens Registration Office and apply for the residence permit. If you only started your permanent residence in Germany after 31 December 2020, you cannot derive any right of residence from the Withdrawal Agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement fully protects the rights of EU citizens residing in the UK at the end of the transition period and the rights of UK citizens residing in the EU at the end of the transition period. If you have resident status under the Withdrawal Agreement, your periods of insurance completed in the United Kingdom as part of the posting may be taken into account to be entitled to unemployment benefits under the provisions of Coordination Regulations (EC) Nos 883/04 and 987/09. Under EU law, nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland have very similar rights to EU citizens. The EU has concluded agreements with these countries on very extensive rights of residence. If you are both a British citizen and a citizen of one of these countries, you should behave like Jane in our example. If you have been living and working permanently in Germany since 31 December 2020 at the latest, your residence rights are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement.

You will then have a right of residence in Germany with unlimited access to the German labour market. If you have not already done so, you must register with the Aliens Registration Office and apply for a residence permit as soon as possible to prove your residency status. On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union (EU) with a withdrawal agreement. The period between the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2020 was a transition period agreed in the Withdrawal Agreement. It gave citizens, businesses and public administrations time to prepare for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU single market and the EU customs union. With the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 1 February 2020, the withdrawal agreement previously negotiated between the EU and the United Kingdom entered into force. The Withdrawal Agreement regulates key issues such as citizens` rights. This agreement was accompanied by a political declaration setting out an agreed framework for the negotiation of the future relationship. In line with the Political Declaration, on 25 February 2020, the 27 EU Member States agreed on the negotiating mandate of the European Commission, which led the negotiations on the future relationship with the UNITED Kingdom on behalf of the Member States. From March to December 2020, the EU and the UK conducted ongoing negotiations despite the difficulties caused by the COVID19 pandemic. .