According to the latest figures released by the British Home Office on Thursday, the number of EU citizens who have obtained a permanent residence permit in Britain has exceeded five million.
Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31 last year, but EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in the country until the end of 2020, the end of the transition period after the end of British membership in the European Union (Brexit), can still stay. while retaining their power. However, they must apply for an indefinite residence permit, a status that is created under an official legal name.
According to a recent summary released by the UK Home Office on Thursday, 5,605,800 of the 27 EU citizens living in Britain had done so by May 31.
Of the applications submitted, 5,271,300 were assessed by UK authorities by the end of last month and 5,030,300 had been approved. According to the ministry, barely 2% of applications submitted as of May 31 were rejected for some reason. An additional one percent of applications were withdrawn by applicants, and one percent was also found to be invalid.
In 52 percent of the applications examined and approved, applicants were granted permanent—that is, without a deadline—and in 43 percent of cases a pre-determined status was granted.
The latter is available to those who arrived before 31 December 2020 with the intent to establish themselves but have not yet completed five years of lifestyle in the UK at the time of application. They can also wait until the five years have passed and then obtain a final residence permit. In the period up to then, they are also entitled to the full enjoyment of the acquired rights.
Those who were already in the UK on a lifestyle basis on 31 December 2020 can apply for settled status until 30 June this year, meaning there are no more than three weeks left until the deadline.
Error Kevin FosterBritain’s Foreign Secretary for Immigration also drew attention in a statement released Thursday on a recent department summary.
Foster happily acknowledged the fact that more than five million EU citizens have now been granted UK status as an extraordinary achievement in securing the rights of EU citizens living in Britain.
However, Foster also stressed that the application deadline ends on June 30 and asked all eligible EU citizens to submit their applications by this deadline.
The UK Home Office recently launched a large-scale campaign to get EU citizens living in the UK who have not yet applied for settled status to do so as soon as possible, as the deadline approaches.
Applications can also be submitted from home using a downloadable app called “Exiting the European Union: Identity Document Verification” for mobile devices. Detailed instructions developed for management are also available in Hungarian On the UK government website.