Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals have applied for (a) settled and (b) pre-settled status since that scheme became operational; and what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of EU nationals who permanently reside in the UK.

Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals of each nationality have applied for (a) settled and (b) pre-settled status since that scheme became operational.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The latest published information shows that more than 3.4 million (3,468,700) EU Settlement Scheme applications had been received up to 31 March 2020 of which 3.2 million (3,259,000) were from EU nationals.

In the same period 3.1 million (3,147,000) applications had been concluded of which 58% were granted settled status and 41% granted pre settled status. Grants by conclusion type and nationality will be published in the next detailed quarterly release later this month. Data to 31 December 2019 can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-quarterly-statistics-december-2019

The latest figures, including applications by EU nationality, can be found in the Home Office’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme monthly statistics’ available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-march-2020

Estimates of UK population are produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The published figures refer specifically to applications made to the EU Settlement Scheme and cannot be directly compared with ONS estimates of the resident population of EU/EEA nationals in the UK. The published EUSS figures include non-EEA family members, Irish nationals, and eligible EEA citizens not resident in the UK, none of whom are usually included in ONS estimates of the resident EU population. Furthermore, the population estimates do not take account of people’s migration intentions and will include people who have come to the UK for a range of purposes, including some who have no intention to settle in the UK.

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