Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to allocate additional resources to (a) staff hiring and (b) procuring IT resources in the next three financial years to meet demand for moving EU citizens to settled status.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Work is well underway to build the EU Exit Settlement Scheme to grant status to the 3.5 million EU citizens and their family members resident in the UK. This will be a new streamlined, user-friendly digital application process which will draw on existing government data and processes to minimise the administrative burden on individuals. In preparation for launch at the end of the year, we are recruiting additional staff to bring existing UKVI European Casework staffing levels to circa 1,500.

Operational units across the Home Office actively monitor workflows to ensure sufficient resources are in place to meet demand. Any resultant changes to resource requirements will be factored into strategic planning.

We will be providing further detail on the scheme in due course.

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