The Home Office announced yesterday that with eight months still to go before the deadline of 30 June 2021, more than 4 million applications have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The EU Settlement Scheme has been open since 30 March 2019, and the Home Office has often processed up to 20,000 applications per day. More than 400,000 applications were processed in October 2019 alone.
- 28 August 2018 – EU Settlement Scheme first tested with a small number of NHS staff
- 1 November 2018 – Launch of second phase of testing
- 30 March 2019 – EU Settlement Scheme fully opened
- 15 August 2019 – One million applications
- 9 October 2019 – Two million applications
- 6 February 2020 – Three million applications
- 8 October 2020 – Four million applications
The Home Office has run two marketing campaigns, a series of pop up events and ensured that materials have been translated into 26 EU languages, with the hope of encouraging EU Citizens to apply.
Gherson has a wealth of experience in dealing with all UK visa and immigration matters including the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme and the Tier 2 category. If you would like any further information in respect of the EU Settlement Scheme, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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