Nearly 160,000 people applied for a residence permit.
British Interior Statistics covers applicants’ citizenship data up to the end of the third quarter of last year: Accordingly, the number of applications submitted by Hungarians by September 30 was close to 160,000, MTI wrote. Britain withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020. Termination of British EU membership (Brexit), EU citizens must apply for a residence permit (immigration status) to stay in the country legally.
The deadline for this was, in principle, 30 June last year, but the British government is encouraging claimants to submit their application in any case, as it will be accepted and considered by the authorities.
As of 31 December 2021, 6,385,500 citizens of 27 EU member states residing in the UK have applied for settlement status, according to a new summary from the UK Home Office. Of the applications, 333,200 applications were received after the June 30 deadline.
By the last day of December, 6,057,400 applications had been decided; 613,400 after the June 30 deadline. Of the approved applications, 52 per cent were given final status and 41 per cent pre-established status.
The latter is available to those who intend to establish themselves before 31 December 2020, but have not yet completed five years of living in the UK at the time of submission. They can wait until the end of five years to get a final residency permit. Until then, they have full rights to the rights they have acquired. The British Home Office rejected 3 percent of applications processed by the end of December.
The database, which also includes the citizenship of the applicants, will be included in the statistics until the end of the third quarter of last year. Accordingly As of September 30, 158,830 Hungarian citizens had applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain.Romanians lead with 1,133,980 applications, followed by Poland (1,124,930), Italians (560,720), Portuguese (427,470) and Spanish (364,170). Among citizens of the largest EU member states living in Great Britain, 236,710 French and 167,920 Germans applied for permanent residency in September.
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