More than 6 million Europeans have applied for residence in the UK after Brexit
MADRID (Europa Press) – More than six million citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area have urged the United Kingdom to regularize their position in the post-Brexit United Kingdom, according to data released by the British government from the official period given by London. was over. To preserve existing rights in relation to work or health care.
The United Kingdom offered EU citizens to retain their rights after Brexit, for which the Home Office opened a registration process for those who arrived in British territory before the end of 2020 With an already established position, who had worked for more than five years.
Once the period initially established for this registration process has elapsed, and in the absence of final bureaucracy, the Ministry of the Interior has confirmed receipt of 6 million 15 thousand 400 applications, of which 5 million 446 thousand 300 have already expired. have been processing.
For Home Minister Priti Patel, this is “an unprecedented achievement.” “When we left the European Union we promised to protect the rights of citizens who have lived their lives in the United Kingdom,” he stressed in a statement collected by the newspaper ‘The Guardian’.
The final data far exceed the approach that Boris Johnson’s government had set out when starting the process, as the ‘Premier’ identified before the House of Commons in June: “They told us at the beginning that it was only 3.2 or 3. Will be. million”.
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