According to the latest data provided by the British Home Office on Thursday, by the end of 2022, more than seven million EU citizens and other eligible persons have applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain.
According to statistics, the number of applications submitted by Hungarians by December 31 exceeded 170,000, MTI announced. The population of Nograd County is 185,649 according to the data of the National Statistics Service, and this means that many Hungarians have applied for a residence permit in Great Britain.
Great Britain left the European Union on January 31, 2020. However, EU nationals who settled legally in Great Britain until the end of 2020, the 11-month transition period that began after the end of British EU membership (Brexit), can continue to Stay in the country, keeping everything they have. Acquired rights, but for an indefinite period of time. For a residence permit – in the official legal name of settled status in the European Union (European Union settlement status) – They have to turn to him.
The same applies to citizens of the European Union and the wider European Economic Area (EEA) which includes Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, as well as Switzerland residing in Great Britain.
In principle, the application deadline has ended on June 30, 2021. However, the British government
Continue to encourage those who are entitled to definitely submit their applications,
Because the authorities accept and evaluate settlement applications that meet the criteria despite the deadline.
According to a new summary provided by the British Home Office on Thursday, 7,040,670 residence applications have been received by nationals of the 27 member states of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland living in Great Britain as of December 31, 2022, and nearly 990,000 of these applications have been received. . By June 30, 2021. Apply after the deadline for
Romanians are at the top of the list
By the end of the last quarter of last year, 6.9 million applications had been processed. In 50 percent of applications evaluated and approved, applicants are final—that is, without a deadline—and in 39 percent of cases, applications are preliminary (prepaid) They were given a stable position.
The latter can be obtained by eligible persons who have not lived in Great Britain for five years at the time of application. However, they can also wait until the five-year expiration date and then apply for a permanent residence permit. In the period that has passed until then, they are also entitled to fully enjoy their acquired rights.
According to the ministry’s quarterly statistics provided on Thursday, 172,030 Hungarian citizens had applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain as of December 31.
At the top of the list are Romanians who have submitted 1,415,310 settlement applications, followed by Poles, of whom 1,181,550 have applied for settled status in Great Britain by the end of 2022.