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Immigration: EU Nationals

Question for Home Office

UIN 74735, tabled on 15 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2020 to Question 1931, what estimate her Department has made of the number of EU citizens who are eligible for settled status but have not applied.

Answered on

24 July 2020

The latest published information on EU Settlement Scheme applications received can be found on the Home Office’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme statistics’ web page available at:

The total number of applications received up to 30 June 2020 was 3.71 million (3,713,200).

The published figures refer specifically to applications made to the EU Settlement Scheme and cannot be directly compared with estimates of the resident population of EU/EEA nationals in the UK. The published figures include non-EEA family members, Irish nationals, and eligible EEA citizens not resident in the UK, none of whom are usually included in 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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