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Living in Hungary after Brexit

Old Feb 17th 2019, 5:55 pm
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Does anyone have any information about British Citizens situation for retiring in Hungary after Brexit?
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 8:32 pm
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The general advice is to get your residency sorted before Brexit or before the end of any transition period if you can. At the moment it is all up in the air pending the UK sorting out the mess it has created. My view is that you will still be able to retire to Hungary it will just depend upon how easy it will be and what healthcare arrangements you will need and the time scale of the (any) changing regulations and that won't be known until a deal or otherwise is sorted.

There is a British Embassy meeting scheduled in Budapest early March if you are in Hungary at that time where all sorts of embarrassing questions (embarrassing for the Embassy that is) can be asked - e.g. what is happening?
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 8:49 pm
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Meeting is at 17:30 March 7th, at the Marriott, Budapest.
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 11:42 pm
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I hope that any deal between UK and EU will not be one sided, whereby EU citizens benefit more than UK citizens!

I'm nine months away from retirement so I could easily move over before the end of the transition and ensure I don't lose out on benefits and rights but I most certainly don't think I'd sell my UK property before the end of the transition or with enough time to allow me to register as a resident in Hungary and am able to swap my UK driving licence for a Hungarian one.

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Originally Posted by FenTiger
I hope that any deal between UK and EU will not be one sided, whereby EU citizens benefit more than UK citizens!
I think that is highly unlikely, the EU is bending over backwards to protect citizensc rights, more so than the UK. Remember that its the UK that started all this nonsense!
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Old Feb 22nd 2019, 9:56 pm
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Not true. One of May's first acts after becoming PM was to offer to fix/enshrine the future UK rights of EU citizens then resident in the UK, if the EU agreed to reciprocate. Brussels refused immediately.
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Old Feb 22nd 2019, 10:01 pm
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May should have secured the rights of all EU citizens (including the British) right from the start of the (UK inspired) process, regardless of other negotiations. It has taken 33 months for the (forthcoming) Costa Amendment to see the light of day.
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Old Feb 22nd 2019, 11:07 pm
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As I pointed out above, she tried. Reciprocal means it would have "included the British". Brussels said 'non', presumably in order to avoid at all costs any semblance of progress. So the EU has hardly been "bending over backwards" to settle these matters. I also note that the Costa amendment is a British initiative, not an EU one.
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Old Feb 22nd 2019, 11:11 pm
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If you want to discuss the pros & cons of the brexit negotiations there are threads on TIO for you to do just that.
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Old Feb 22nd 2019, 11:51 pm
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It's a bit rude to suggest I go elsewhere to discuss this point, while you felt perfectly free to bring it up right here in this thread.
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Old Feb 23rd 2019, 1:38 am
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For Fen Tiger's benefit (report from last December) -

A Home Office plan for EU citizens’ rights in the UK after a no-deal Brexit, published on Thursday, has been criticised for letting down both EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens on the continent.

The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium, said the offer was a “watered-down” version of the terms agreed in the withdrawal agreement.

He said: “EU and UK citizens cannot be the victims of a no-deal Brexit, nor used as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations. In the case of no deal, the European parliament and I have been clear that we want the citizens’ rights deal that has been provisionally agreed to be ringfenced and the EU must honour this. The citizens’ rights deal shouldn’t be watered down as the UK has today proposed.”

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Old Feb 23rd 2019, 1:45 am
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The UK has already unilaterally guaranteed EU citizens’ rights in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme offers settled and pre-settled status to all EU citizens for free after completing a simple online form. As mentioned the UK wished to take the issue off the table at the outset but the EU refused, preferring to use their own citizens as a bargaining chip.
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Old Feb 23rd 2019, 2:19 am
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Let's remember that it is the UK that initiated brexit - not the 27. What follows are consequences of that that UK iniative.
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What follows are consequences of that that UK initiative AND of the EU's sometimes hysterical, sometimes spiteful and sometimes just plain misjudged response to it.

Not that the UK Govt don't deserve a good kicking - their handling of it has been generally shambolic, with TM the worst.
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Does BiP or anyone actually have any other hard information about "Living in Hungary after Brexit"?

Just bear in mind that there are many expatriates who have committed their funds & their lives, lock stock & barrel, to living in an alternative Country & who have had nearly 33 months of worry & uncertainty, due solely to this Brexit BS.
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