Since the application deadline expired at the end of June, more than 170,000 EU citizens have applied for a permanent residence permit in the UK, MTI said in a statement issued by the UK Home Office on Thursday. By the end of September, more than 6.2 million EU citizens had applied.
Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31 last year. However, EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in Britain by the end of 2020, at the end of an 11-month transition period after British EU membership ends, can still stay in the country, but they must apply for settled status. The deadline for that in principle Expired June 30th. However, the British government earlier indicated that
For justified reasons, it must also accept applications submitted late for an indefinite period.
Since then, London has consistently encouraged beneficiaries to apply in any event, as authorities will accept and process legitimate incorporation applications that meet the criteria, despite the deadline.
The Home Office said that in 52 percent of applications evaluated and approved by September 30, applicants were granted permanent status, and in 42 percent of cases, they were granted pre-specified status. They added that pre-determined status could be granted to those who arrived before 31 December 2020 with the intent to establish themselves but did not live beyond five years of life in the UK at the time of application.
The British Home Office rejected three per cent of the applications examined by the end of last month.
According to the latest quarterly data collected last month, 155,490 as of the June 30 deadline Hungarian Citizen Progress For a UK permanent residence permit, the current connection does not include a country-by-country breakdown.