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EU SETTLEMENT: 200,420 applications in 68 days but 0 Refusal

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EU SETTLEMENT: 200,420 applications in 68 days but 0 Refusal

Post by askmeplz82 » Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 am

200,420 applications were received over 68 days:

we received applications from citizens of all EU27 countries
we received applications from family members who are nationals of over 120 non-EEA countries

187,959 of these applications had been decided by 16 April 2019:

69% were granted settled status, with over 13% granted settled status on the basis of holding a valid permanent residence document or existing indefinite leave to remain
31% were granted pre-settled status
0 applications were refused status under the scheme
applicants usually received a decision within 1-4 days. Where extra evidence was required from the applicant or the applicant was required to send in their identity document, this took longer ... ase-report
UK Student Visa : 04/2004 - 09/2009
EEA Residence Card : 07/2010 - 7/2015
EU Settled Status: Confirmed on 16th July 2019
Naturalisation : Confirmed on 02nd Oct 2020
Passport Approval : 21st Feb 2021

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Re: EU SETTLEMENT: 200,420 applications in 68 days but 0 Refusal

Post by rooibos » Fri May 03, 2019 8:28 am

"0 applications were refused status under the scheme"

This is misleading. If you are refused full settled status, you'll be offered pre-settled status, which is pretty much placebo.

I personally know of applicants who have lived in UK for 40 years but have only been given pre-settled status.

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Re: EU SETTLEMENT: 200,420 applications in 68 days but 0 Refusal

Post by platplaas » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:36 pm

They specifically want all five years of continuous residence to be as an EU citizen. If you only became an EU citizen within the last five years then you can only qualify for pre-settled status. (And then have to reapply once meeting the EU-specific duration.)

In our case my wife applied for Settled status, but was, let's say, "encouraged" to change her application from ILR to LLR because she only became an EU citizen more recently. i.e. we will have been in the country for 9 years prior to becoming eligible for ILR via the EU settlement route.