Since the plan to obtain resident status was launched in March, the Interior Ministry has received over 2.45 million applications, but only 1.9 million have been accepted so far, with 525,000 applications remaining, according to inews. .co.uk.
60% of the cases solved obtained permanent status, while 40% of the citizens who submitted received temporary status (pre-settled), because the applicants have not lived in the United Kingdom for five consecutive years. Only four applications were rejected for reasons of inadequacy.
In October there was an increase of 13% of the applications for obtaining the status of resident, an increase probably due to the fact that the deadline previously established on October 31 was approaching the end. The British Interior Ministry received a total of 590,300 applications from European citizens, an increase from 520,600 registered in September and much higher than the 167,000 in May.
Towards the end of October, the EU accepted the postponement of the Brexit deadline, which is now set for the end of January 2020.
According to the Interior Ministry, requests received in a given month can be resolved at a later date, with the waiting time lasting between five days and one month, if more information is needed.
The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020 if the UK leaves the block without an agreement.
According to Interior Ministry statistics, the highest number of applications was among Polish citizens, totaling over 456,000 applications. In second place are Romanian citizens, who have so far submitted 388,600 applications.