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Five million EU citizens have been granted residence permits in the UK

The number of EU citizens granted permanent residency in the UK has exceeded five million, according to the latest figures from the UK Home Office on Thursday.

Britain withdrew from the EU on 31 January last year, but EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in the country until the end of the interim period following the end of the British EU (Brexit) end of 2020 will still be able to retain their power. However, they must apply for an indefinite residence permit, a status established in the name of an official law.

As of May 31, 5,605,800 of the 27 EU citizens living in the UK had done so, according to a summary released Thursday by the UK Home Office.

Of the applications submitted, UK officials assessed 5,271,300 by the end of last month, and 5,030,300 had been approved. According to the ministry, 2 per cent of applications submitted by May 31 were rejected for some reason. An additional one per cent of the applications were withdrawn by the applicants and one per cent were found to be invalid.

Of the 52 per cent applications that were examined and approved, applicants were granted permanent – that is, without a deadline – and in 43 per cent of cases pre-established status.

The latter are available to those who arrived before 31 December 2020 with the intention of establishing themselves, but have not yet completed a five-year career in the UK at the time of submission. They can wait five years and then get a final residence permit. Until then, they are fully entitled to the rights they purchased.

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Those who were already in the UK on the basis of lifestyle on 31 December 2020 can apply for immigration status until June 30 this year, i.e. no more than three weeks until the deadline.

Error Kevin Foster, The Secretary of State for Immigration of the British Home Office also drew attention to a statement in the ministry’s latest summary on Thursday.

Foster happily acknowledged the fact that more than five million EU citizens have now been granted UK status as an extraordinary achievement in defending the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.

However, Foster stressed that the deadline for submissions was June 30, and urged all eligible EU citizens to submit their applications by that time.

The UK Home Office has recently launched an extensive campaign to get EU citizens living in the UK, who have not yet applied for a settlement, and have been given a deadline soon.

Applications can also be submitted from home using the downloadable app “EU Exit: ID Document Check” for mobile devices. Extensive instructions developed for management are also available in Hungary On the UK Government website.

(MTI)