EU Settlement Scheme reaches 900,000 applications

The EU Settlement Scheme is performing well

The EU Settlement Scheme official statistics, published today, show that over 900,000 people have already applied to the Scheme. A full breakdown of the official statistics can be found here.

Two thirds have been granted settled status

Two-thirds of EU citizens who applied received settled status, generally as they had been resident in the UK for five years or more, with a third being granted pre-settled status.

Those with pre-settled status can stay for as long as they need to build up five years of continuous residence. Then they can apply for settled status.

All these people now have the status they will need to stay. Although for the time being nothing changes for EU citizens, this individual digital status will be a simple way to demonstrate rights to work, housing and benefits in the UK.

As the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, said today:

“I am so pleased we have had more than 900,000 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

“In just a few short months, hundreds of thousands of EU citizens and their families – our friends and neighbours – have secured their rights.

“This is great progress but we have more to do. EU citizens and their families have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply and we want no one to be left behind.”

Get your status today

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your non-EU family members can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme free of charge today.

You only need to complete three key steps – prove your identity, show that you live in the UK, and declare any criminal convictions. 

You can find full guidance and start your application at:
https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

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