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Brexit Q&A – Your questions answered

The British Parliament rejected the withdrawal deal which its government had negotiated with the EU. What is a "hard Brexit"? What now for citizens, business and politics? We provide answers to the most frequently asked questions – and these are constantly being updated in line with political developments.

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Keeping you informed about Brexit

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I hold a German passport, so can I still visit the UK without a visa after Brexit?

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I'm a British citizen living in Germany – what now for me?

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I have German and British citizenship. Do I have to give one of them up now?

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Will I still be able to do an Erasmus semester in the UK after Brexit?

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I'd like to study in the UK. What rules will apply to me?

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Will there still be school exchanges and class trips after Brexit?

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What's the difference between an orderly and a disorderly Brexit? What does the Federal Government want to happen?

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What is Germany doing to prepare for Brexit?

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I live and work in the United Kingdom. What will happen to my social insurance cover?

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I'm studying in the United Kingdom. What will happen to my BAföG funding?

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What will happen to my application for naturalisation?

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What consequences will Brexit have for businesses in Germany and Europe?

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Will British airlines still be able to fly to Germany? And will German airlines be allowed to fly to the UK?

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Will British lorries still be allowed to deliver goods to Germany? And what about German lorries with goods destined for the UK?

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What now for German businesses?

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Where can businesses find the information they need relating to Brexit?

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Where can I find specific information relating to my branch of industry?

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What will happen to British vehicle type approvals? Will EU type approvals still be recognised in the UK after Brexit?

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Can I drive in Germany with my UK driver's licence – and vice versa?

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What's the story so far?

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What's this "backstop" everyone's talking about?

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Does the UK have to continue to apply EU law during the exit negotiations?

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Does the UK have to continue paying financial contributions to the EU?

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Would it be possible for the UK to rejoin the EU?

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Where can I find further information provided by the European Commission?

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