Published: November 24 2023
The UK Home Office has released new figures revealing that over 180,000 Hungarians have applied for resettlement in the UK. EU citizens who have legally settled in the UK until the end of 2020 can continue to stay in the country with their acquired rights, but must apply for an indefinite residence permit.
Number of Applications by EU Nationals
A total of 7,590,750 applications for resettlement have been received by the UK Home Office from nationals of the 27 EU Member States, as well as the EEA and Switzerland living in the UK. Over 1.5 million of these applications were submitted after the June 30, 2021 deadline.
Application Deadline and Eligibility Criteria
While the deadline for submitting applications was June 30, 2021, the UK government is still accepting and processing eligible applications that meet the criteria, even after the deadline. EU citizens with a pre-settled status must reapply for permanent residence, as ruled by the High Court of Justice in London. However, the UK Home Office aims to make the granting of temporary resident status automatic for those who qualify.
Top Nationalities Applying for Resettlement
Romanians have submitted the highest number of applications, with 1,607,500 applications, followed by Poles, who have submitted 1,221,320 applications for permanent resident status by the end of September.
As the UK continues to process applications for resettlement from EU nationals, it is evident that a significant number of Hungarians have applied to stay in the UK. The outcome of these applications will determine the future of many individuals and their acquired rights in the country.
Questions & Answers
How many Hungarians have applied for resettlement in the UK? Around 180,000 Hungarians have applied for resettlement in the UK as of September 30, 2022.
What is the EU Settlement Scheme? The EU Settlement Scheme is a program that allows EU citizens who have legally settled in the UK by the end of the Brexit transition period to continue to stay in the country with all their acquired rights. They need to apply for an indefinite residence permit.
What was the deadline for submitting applications to the EU Settlement Scheme? The deadline for submitting applications to the EU Settlement Scheme was June 30, 2021. However, the UK government continues to accept and process eligible applications even after the deadline.
Can EU citizens continue to enjoy their acquired rights while waiting for their application to be processed? Yes, EU citizens can continue to enjoy their acquired rights in full while waiting for their application to be processed. They do not need to leave the country and can stay until a decision is made on their application.
Do EU citizens with pre-settled status need to reapply for permanent residence? Yes, according to a ruling by the High Court of Justice in London, EU citizens with pre-settled status must reapply to the UK authorities for permanent residence.
Which nationality has the highest number of applications for resettlement in the UK? Romanians have the highest number of applications for resettlement in the UK, with 1,607,500 applications. Poles are next on the list, with 1,221,320 applications.
(Note: The source article does not provide information specifically about Hungary or Budapest, so the questions and answers are based on the general information provided.)