Embassies of EU countries have been receiving a flurry of queries about citizenship from Brits in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Every embassy that responded to BuzzFeed News said they had seen a large surge in their usual volume of queries following the vote, either from British citizens exploring whether they could get a passport from an EU nation, or from people eligible for dual citizenship wanting to explore that route.
The surge reflects concern about whether Brits will retain the right to live and work in Europe following Brexit.
Despite assurances during the campaign, the prime minister and the Home Office both admitted this week that were was no guarantee existing EU citizens would keep the right to live and work in the UK – largely so this could be used as leverage during negotiation talks – and, by corollary, this means there would be no automatic right for Brits to live and work in the EU.
No change would occur until Britain left the EU, which is not likely to happen for several years.
Here's what the different countries' embassies said.