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Statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme

Statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme

Statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme

EU nationals and their family members residing in the UK are required to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme until December 2020.

In order to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, they should complete the following steps:

  • – proof of identity
  • – evidence of residence in the UK
  • – disclosure of any criminal convictions

Please see step by step guide to the EU Settlement Scheme via this link: https://bararassociates.com/eu-settlement-scheme-step-by-step/

The Home Office recently has published that they received 2 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme by 9 October 2019. Based on the Home Office statistics, over 1,800,000 applications were submitted and more than 1,500,000 persons were granted settled or pre-settled status by the end of September 2019.

The below table demonstrates numbers of EU Settlement Scheme applications received by the end of September 2019 in the context of applicant’s nationalities:

Table 4: EU Settlement Scheme – applications received by nationality[1]
of which:
Nationality Total4 Testing phases11 April 201912 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019
EU27 1,759,400 225,400 369,900 154,700 111,100 120,000 282,700 495,700
Poland 347,300 28,200 75,000 29,100 21,600 25,900 60,400 107,000
Romania 280,600 37,700 52,100 21,100 14,600 15,700 46,400 93,000
Italy 200,700 28,600 42,200 20,700 14,700 15,500 29,200 49,900
Portugal 162,500 18,000 34,300 16,800 11,700 12,100 24,300 45,300
Spain 115,700 16,300 25,500 11,200 7,800 8,300 17,300 29,300
Bulgaria 96,100 18,100 16,500 6,900 5,700 6,900 16,500 25,500
Lithuania 92,100 7,500 19,300 7,400 5,600 5,100 16,800 30,300
France 70,700 11,600 14,900 5,800 4,300 4,400 11,200 18,700
Latvia 57,600 6,300 14,300 5,000 3,100 3,000 9,700 16,100
Hungary 53,600 6,300 13,200 4,900 3,400 3,700 8,200 13,900
Germany 53,500 10,800 11,400 4,300 3,100 3,500 8,600 11,800
Netherlands 50,000 8,800 12,100 5,200 3,800 3,700 6,800 9,600
Greece 41,000 7,700 8,100 3,500 2,500 2,600 5,500 11,100
Slovakia 35,600 3,400 7,300 3,300 2,500 2,700 5,800 10,700
Czech Republic 22,200 2,400 5,400 2,300 1,600 1,500 3,500 5,500
Sweden 18,400 2,900 4,000 1,700 1,200 1,300 2,900 4,400
Belgium 13,400 2,000 3,200 1,500 1,000 900 2,000 2,700
Denmark 9,600 1,800 2,100 900 600 700 1,400 2,000
Austria 9,500 1,700 2,500 800 500 700 1,500 1,800
Finland 6,800 1,300 1,400 600 400 400 1,100 1,500
Cyprus 6,000 1,100 1,200 500 400 400 800 1,500
Estonia 5,300 800 1,300 500 300 300 800 1,300
Croatia 3,500 600 800 300 200 200 500 900
Ireland 2,800 400 500 200 200 200 500 700
Malta 2,700 500 600 200 200 100 400 600
Slovenia 1,700 300 400 100 100 100 300 400
Luxembourg 500 100 100 <50 <50 <50 100 100
EEA EFTA & Swiss nationalities8 11,700 z 3,200 1,300 900 1,000 2,100 3,100
Norway 6,700 z 1,800 800 600 600 1,200 1,700
Switzerland 4,200 z 1,200 400 300 400 800 1,200
Iceland 700 z 100 <50 <50 <50 200 300
Liechtenstein <50 z <50 <50 0 <50 <50 <50
Non-EEA nationalities9 88,500 6,000 16,800 10,600 8,900 10,300 14,100 21,700

 

As can been seen from the above table, in the period of March – September 2019, the majority of the applications were received from Polish, Romanian and Italian nationals which are 347,300, 280,600 and 200,700, respectively.

The Home Office plans to continue raising awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme by providing different events across the UK where appropriate teams will answer queries and help to submit applications. However, in order to avoid any inconvenience during the transitional period, Barar & Associates recommend EU citizens and their family members to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Should you wish to discuss your immigration matter please do not hesitate to contact our professional team of immigration solicitors at barar.london@bararassociates.co.uk or call us on 020 7487 8370. You can access more information about us via http://bararassociates.com/.

[1] Home Office, “EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, September 2019”, published on 9 October 2019, <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/839811/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-september-2019.pdf>