Brexit: more than 140,000 Hungarians applied for settlement status

According to recent figures from the British Home Office on Thursday, more than 140,000 Hungarian citizens have applied for settlement status so far. The Secretary of State for Immigration in the Ministry drew the attention of EU citizens living in Great Britain to the approaching deadline of 30 June for submitting applications for establishment.

Britain withdrew from the European Union on 31 January last year, but EU citizens who have legally and habitually settled in the country by the end of 2020, the end of a transitional period following the end of British EU membership, can continue to retain all their acquired rights. However, they must apply for a residence permit of indefinite duration.

According to the UK Home Office’s first detailed quarterly summary released this year on Thursday, 5.3 million of the 27 EU citizens living in the UK had done so by 31 March.

At the top of the country-by-country list are Poles and Romanians with 975,180 and 918,270 applications for establishment, respectively. In the top five fields are the Italian 500,550, the Portuguese 376,440 and the Spanish 320,850. Citizens of these five countries submitted 58 percent of all settlement applications submitted by the end of the first quarter of this year.

Of the citizens of the largest EU member states living in Great Britain, the French submitted 206,910 and the Germans 145,420 applications for permanent establishment.

According to British Home Office statistics

Hungarians are in the middle with 140,460 applications for establishment.

The detailed instructions developed for the administration are also available in Hungarian by clicking on this link a brit government website.


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