As per the EU Settlement Scheme statistics – recently updated on October 8, 2020 – the total number of applications received by the UK Home Office up to September 30, 2020 was 4,061,900. Overall, the number of applications concluded up to September 30, 2020 was 3,880,400.
These figures are derived from the internal management information.
By the EU Settlement Scheme is implied a UK government scheme through which EU, EEA [including the EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein], or Swiss citizens can apply, along with their families, in order to be able to continue living in the UK after June 30, 2021.
Family members of eligible individuals of Northern Ireland might also apply to the Scheme. An Irish citizen with an indefinite leave to remain might be able to stay on in the UK without applying.
There is no fees for applying. The deadline for applying for the EU Settlement Scheme is June 30, 2021.
Those successful will get either a pre-settled or settled status granted to them.
|Concluded applications based on outcome [as on September 30, 2020]|
|Settled status||56% [2,172,200]|
|Pre-settled status||42% [1,614,600]|
|Withdrawn or void||1% [34,600]|
|Total number of applications by nation [as on September 30, 2020]|
The important milestone – of more than 4 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme – was reached with 8 months still remaining until the June 30, 2021 deadline.
As per the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster, “European citizens are an integral part of our society, culture and community which is why I’m really proud we’ve already surpassed four million applications to the hugely successful EU Settlement Scheme.”
Fully open since March 30, 2019, the EU Settlement Scheme, at its height, has had Home Office caseworkers processing up to 20,000 applications in a day.
The most applications processed in 1 month was in October 2019, with over 400,000 grants of status.
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