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Immigration: South Belfast

Question for Home Office

UIN 48383, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to process applications to the EU Settlement Scheme is in South Belfast constituency.

Answered on

21 September 2021

Our aim is to process all applications to the EUSS as expeditiously as possible. The majority of applications are concluded within 5 working days but may take up to a month. Cases may take longer dependent on the circumstances of the case, for example if the applicant is facing an impending prosecution or has a criminal record.

More information about processing times for applications under the scheme is available here:

The Home Office publishes data on the EU Settlement Scheme in the ‘EU Settlement Scheme statistics(opens in a new tab)’. It is published on the basis of local authority, rather than constituency areas.

Data on the number of applications and concluded applications by UK local authority are published in Tables EUSS_LA_01 and EUSS_LA_03 of the quarterly EUSS statistics local authority tables, which can be found at:

EU Settlement Scheme quarterly statistics, March 2021 - GOV.UK (

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