I have been asked quite regularly about whether I am going to apply for a German passport. I was even asked as a joke at the end of an interview on stage at an event for the city.

Personally I would find it very hard to give up my UK passport, and the situation would have to be threatening my livelihood for me to consider it. Luckily though I can apply for a German passport in a couple of years without giving up my UK passport. I am not even particularly interested in having an EU passport though.

I would be happy to put up with the additional paperwork as a non-EU citizen in order to just stay British. The British passport is still one of the most convenient passports to have. For now I see no urgent reason to change, I will wait until after Brexit and see what needs doing.

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