More than 3.5 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme
On Thursday 21 May 2020, the latest EU Settlement Scheme monthly statistics up to the end of April 2020 were published. They show more than 3.5 million (3,536,000) applications to the scheme and more than 3.2 million (3,220,100) applications concluded, with more than a year left before the deadline of 30 June 2021.
Of the more than 3.2 million applications concluded, 58% were granted settled status and 41% were granted pre-settled status. Of the remaining applications, 25,800 received a withdrawn or void outcome, 10,200 were invalid and 700 were refused.
The majority of applications, 3,225,300 million, have been received from England with an additional 176,700 from Scotland, 58,000 from Wales and 58,600 from Northern Ireland.
There is a wide range of support available online, over the phone and in person to help people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
There are over 1,500 Home Office staff working on the scheme with 250 EU Settlement Resolution Centre staff in place to provide assistance to applicants with any questions about the scheme or who need help applying.
We are pleased to confirm the EU Settlement Resolution Centre helpline reopened at the beginning of May and is providing support to applicants 7 days a week. Both the general helpline and dedicated line for support organisations have now re-opened.
The EU Settlement Resolution Centre will therefore continue to provide support by email and telephone in line with Public Health England advice to work from home where possible.
For more information about the support available and the impact of Coronavirus on the scheme please visit: https://homeofficemedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/02/eu-settlement-scheme-impact-of-coronavirus/
Stronger Together EU Settlement Support Project along with 56 other funded organizations have been assiting most vulnerable groups in making their applications. We are delighted to have been re-contracted to continue this work until September & to maintain the delivery infrastrycture until such time as the covid-19 crisis allows resuming full extent of our services. Currently we work remotely and are very much available to help with any aspect of the application by email, phone or video link.