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Nearly 160,000 Hungarians have applied for a residence permit in the United Kingdom

Britain withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020. However, EU citizens who legally and legally immigrate to the UK by the end of 2020 can remain in the country with all the rights they have acquired until the end of the 11-month interim period following the expiration of British EU membership (Brexit), but indefinitely, they must apply for recognition to establish themselves in the official legal name.

The deadline, in principle, was June 30 last year. However, the UK Government continues to encourage beneficiaries to submit their application in any case, as the authorities will accept and process formal applications for the institution that meet the deadline.

According to a new summary released by the UK Home Office on Thursday, 6,385,500 of the 27 EU citizens living in the UK have applied for the settlement by 31 December 2021, and 333,200 applications were received by June 30. Deadline after half a year. By the last day of December, 6,057,400 applications had been decided; 613,400 after the June 30 deadline.

As of December 31, 52 percent of applications had been considered and approved applicants had not been resolved before permanent – that is, 41 percent of the cases.

The latter is available to those who came with the intention of establishing themselves before 31 December 2020, but have not yet resided in the UK for five years at the time of submission. They can wait until the end of five years to get a final residency permit. In the meantime, they will receive full rights to the purchased rights.

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As of Thursday, the UK Home Office had rejected 3 per cent of applications processed by the end of December. The database, which includes applicants’ citizenship, was included in UK Home Office figures until the end of the third quarter.

Based on this, as of September 30, 2021, 158,830 Hungarian citizens have applied for a permanent residence permit in Great Britain. Romanians topped the list with 1,133,980 applications, followed by Poland, with 1,124,930 applying for UK immigration status by the end of September.

The top five lists include 560,720 Italians, 427,470 Portuguese and 364,170 Spanish applications. Among citizens of the largest EU member states living in the UK, 236,710 French and 167,920 Germans applied for permanent residency by the end of the third quarter of last year.

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