According to the latest figures released by the British Home Office on Thursday, more than 140,000 Hungarian citizens have applied to British authorities for stable status so far. The ministry’s Secretary of State for Immigration has drawn the attention of EU citizens living in Great Britain to the fact that the deadline for submission of incorporation applications is approaching, MTI writes.
Britain withdrew from the European Union on January 31 last year, but EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in the country by the end of 2020, at the end of the transition period that followed the end of British membership in the EU, can continue to keep everything they have. acquired rights. However, they must apply for an indefinite residence permit, a status that is created under an official legal name.
According to the UK Home Office’s first detailed quarterly summary of the year released on Thursday, 5.3 million of the 27 EU citizens living in the UK had done so by March 31.
At the top of the list of countries for information are Poles and Romanians with 975,180 and 918,270 applications for incorporation, respectively.
In the first five fields, there are Italians with 500,550, Portuguese with 376,440, and Spanish with 320,850 applications for incorporation.
According to ministry data, citizens of these five countries submitted 58 percent of all settlement requests submitted by the end of the first quarter of this year.
Of the citizens of the largest EU member state living in Great Britain, the French have submitted 206,910 and the Germans 145,420 applications for permanent residence.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of the Interior, Hungarians are in the middle with 140,460 applications for incorporation.
Most Hungarians, 125580, have applied for permanent residence in England.
By March 31, UK authorities had evaluated 4,977,740 applications and only 3 per cent of applications submitted had been approved for some reason.
In 53 per cent of the applications examined, the applicants were granted permanent status, and in 44 per cent of the cases, they were granted pre-determined status.
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 UK lifestyle 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.
Those who were already in the UK on a lifestyle basis on 31 December 2020 can apply for settled status by 30 June this year.