OVER 4 MILLION APPLICANTS APPLIED FOR EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME.
The EU Settlement Scheme was launched on 30 March 2019, and the UK Home Office has frequently administered up to 20,000 applications daily. In October 2019, more than 400,000 applications were handled.
Timeline of the EU Settlement Scheme Applications
- 28 August 2018 – EU Settlement Scheme first tried with a small majority of NHS staff
- 1 November 2018 – Initiation of second phase of testing
- 30 March 2019 – EU Settlement Scheme fully commenced
- 15 August 2019 – One million applications
- 9 October 2019 – Two million applications
- 6 February 2020 – Three million applications
- 8 October 2020 – Four million applications
The UK Home Office has initiated two marketing campaigns, a chain of pop up occasions and made sure that information have been translated into 26 EU languages, with the desire of inspiring EU Citizens to apply.
The EU Settlement Scheme utilizes cutting edge technology and initiated the EU Exit: ID Document Check app which permits applicants to apply from the ease of their own home in just 15 minutes or less.
The UK Home Office has also allotted almost £17 million available to associations across the UK who back the more helpless in society. The number of associations subsidised has boosted from 57 to 72 and comprising charities, local authorities and local government bodies.
Extra support is obtainable for those who do not have the suitable access, abilities or buoyancy to apply online.
As mentioned before, the UK Home Office has also run two mega marketing campaigns, expending £4 million across the UK to inspire EU citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme
To increase knowledge of the EU Settlement scheme at a local level, the UK Home Office held a chain of pop-up events across the UK where the Home Office team answered questions and guided people to apply in person, with more pre-arranged in 2020.
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