Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 26th July 2019.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens (a) have been and (b) will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the settlement scheme app to convert pre-settled status into settled status.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Conservative, Romsey and Southampton North

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 25 July 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. Each case is carefully considered on its individual facts and merits in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.

Our assessment of the situation in Sudan is set out in the relevant country policy and information notes, which are available on the Gov.uk website.

Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.

No EU citizens have been or will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the EU Settlement Scheme app to convert pre-settled status to settled status. The online process which will allow an applicant to convert their pre-settled status to settled status is on track to be available from the end of July 2019. Currently, applicants who have obtained pre-settled status can make a fresh application to the scheme by contacting the Settlement Resolution Centre.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Conservative, Romsey and Southampton North

The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. Each case is carefully considered on its individual facts and merits in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.

Our assessment of the situation in Sudan is set out in the relevant country policy and information notes, which are available on the Gov.uk website.

Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.

No EU citizens have been or will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the EU Settlement Scheme app to convert pre-settled status to settled status. The online process which will allow an applicant to convert their pre-settled status to settled status is on track to be available from the end of July 2019. Currently, applicants who have obtained pre-settled status can make a fresh application to the scheme by contacting the Settlement Resolution Centre.

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No0 people think not

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