Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31 last year, but EU citizens who legally and habitually settled in the country until the end of 2020, at the end of an 11-month transition period after the end of British membership in the European Union (Brexit), can stay while keeping all their acquired rights. However, they must apply for an indefinite-term residence permit, formally known as steady state.
The deadline for that was, in principle, June 30. However, the UK government has previously indicated that, with justifiable reasons, it will also accept late applications for an indefinite period, and has continued to encourage claimants to submit their applications in any event, as the authorities will accept the criteria and evaluate despite the deadline, legitimate incorporation applications.
According to a new summary released by the UK Home Office on Thursday, 108,940 of the 27 EU citizens living in the UK submitted their applications for settled status between June 30 and August 31, two months after the deadline.
As of the last day of August, 6159,800 creation applications were received from EU citizens, and 5,709,200 applications were processed.
In 52 percent of applications evaluated and approved by August 31, applicants were granted permanent applications—that is, without a deadline—and in 42 percent of cases were previously settled.
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 until then, they are also entitled to the full enjoyment of the acquired rights.
According to an announcement on Thursday, the UK Home Office had rejected 3 per cent of applications examined by the end of last month. Applicants withdrew 2 per cent of applications and 1 per cent were found to be invalid.
According to the country-by-country dataset, which shows the situation as of June 30 and therefore does not cover the period from June to the end of August, Poles and Romanians top the list with 1,107,060 and 1,082,260 settlements, respectively. with an application.
According to London Home Office statistics on Thursday, 155,490 Hungarian citizens have applied for a permanent residence permit in the UK by the June 30 deadline.
The ministry had previously indicated that the acquired rights of those who submitted their applications for stable status by the deadline, but have not yet been notified of the outcome of the assessment, will also be fully exercised until their case is resolved. Meanwhile, the ministry has extended the same guarantee to those who have submitted or will submit their applications after June 30.
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