In just a few hours, Britons will be heading to the polls to vote on a referendum that will decide whether the United Kingdom will leave or stay as part of the European Union.
Thousands of kilometers away, local British Expats say they’re feeling the jitters.
Lianne Collinson left Britain eight years ago, and isn’t able to vote because she’s not registered.
If she could, she would vote against leaving the EU.
“It’s going to affect me going back to England, it’s going to affect my travelling because I’ve got a British passport and it’s going to affect my children as well. I’m really upset that I can’t vote and I actually don’t have a say.”
“I’d like my children to be educated in the EU with less restrictions, I’d like to further my study in Europe and still live in Europe and work in Europe and still have less restrictions with my work rights.”
Harry Jenkins says he cast his vote by mail.
“Remaining is much better than leaving. There are issues with the EU, of course there are. But you can achieve more buy changing them by being in it than leaving it.”
“I think a lot of the issues with people saying ‘leave’, is immigration. And what right would we ever have to say that immigration is an issue when we’re living in a foreign country, you know. I think the general consensus from the English and all the British that I know here is to stay in the EU.”
Dan Wales says he’s worried for his family back home.
“There are a lot of people making uninformed decisions. A lot of decisions are based on fear mongering. There not looking at long term consequences if Britain does exit Europe. I think that can have direct effect on trade, industry, on job levels, on the education. I’ve got nephews and nieces growing up there and I think the education system could be affected by this.”
Both Collinson, Wales, and Jenkins say they are nervous for the outcome and are following the referendum closely through Social Media.