Latest EU Settlement Scheme Quarterly Statistics & Grant Funding Extended

The latest EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) quarterly statistics report is now available to view on GOV.UK.

The latest quarterly statistics take an in-depth look at the total number of EUSS applications and their outcomes up to 30 September 2022. Application details published in this report include: 

  • Nationality 
  • Age
  • Constituent part of the UK 
  • Local Authority 

The dashboard overview below shows some key data from the latest quarterly statistics publication. Please feel free to share this through your networks. This can be downloaded from our Brandworkz platform.

The latest monthly figures show that:

  • 6.9 million applications were received by 30 September 2022, of which 822,630 were received after 30 June 2021*[1].
  • 6.7 million applications were concluded by 30 September 2022, of which 1.2 million were concluded after 30 June 2021.
  • By 30 September 2022, a total of 6.0 million (90% of concluded applications) were granted EUSS status, of which 3.4 million (50%) were granted settled status and 2.7 million (40%) were granted pre-settled status.
  • Of the remaining applications concluded, 143,550 (2%) were withdrawn or void, 131,150 (2%) were invalid and 375,400 (6%) were refused.

EUSS grant funding to support vulnerable applicants extended

The Home Office has confirmed that it is providing an additional £1.5 million in grant funding to a network of 60 organisations across the UK to support vulnerable citizens applying to the EUSS, including to switch from pre-settled to settled status. This brings the total Home Office grant funding since 2019 to £29 million, with the latest grant of funding extending to Spring 2023.

This funding has already supported more than 460,000 vulnerable citizens in applying to the EUSS. The network of grant funded organisations and their delivery partners are part of the wider support available to applicants through charities, community groups and local authorities across the UK. The list of current grant funded organisations is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-community-support-for-vulnerable-citizens/list-of-organisations

How to apply or switch from pre-settled to settled status – help and support

The deadline for most people to apply to the EUSS was 30 June 2021, but eligible applicants may still be able to apply if they have a later deadline to do so or they have ‘reasonable grounds’ for missing the deadline at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme. We have published guidance on reasonable grounds for missing the deadline which is available at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/eligibility.

Support is also available to vulnerable individuals with pre-settled status who are eligible to apply for settled status. This is usually after they have been continuously resident in the UK for five years. Further information on switching from pre-settled to settled status is available at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/switch-from-presettled-status-to-settled-status.

There is currently a wide range of support available to those applying to the EUSS. This includes help for people who may not have the appropriate skills or access to apply online, and support for children in care and young people who have left care. Further Home Office telephone and Assisted Digital support can be found at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme.

Key points to remember about the EUSS

  • Child citizenship: Children born in the UK to at least one parent with settled status will be British automatically. Children born in the UK on or after 1 July 2021 to a parent with EUSS status may still be British automatically even if their parent did not have settled status at the time of the child’s birth. This may be the case where:
    • The parent had applied for settled status by 30 June 2021 but was granted this after the birth; or
    • The parent applied for settled status after 30 June 2021, had reasonable grounds for submitting a late application, and would have been granted settled status had they applied by 30 June 2021.
  • More information about this and other circumstances in which a child is a British citizen automatically can be found at www.gov.uk/check-british-citizenship
  • Any child who is not a British citizen and is born to parents with EUSS status in the UK will need their parents to obtain status for them under the EUSS, within three months of their birth, or later, where there are reasonable grounds for the delay in making the application. Applications should be made here: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status.    
  • Applying on behalf of children: An application must be made for every eligible child within a family. Parents should check if they need to make a late application on behalf of their children, even if they have already applied to the EUSS and been granted a status themselves. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/apply-settled-status-for-child.
  • International travel and EUSS status: Non-EEA citizens who hold EUSS status and would ordinarily need a visa to travel to the UK should carry their valid biometric residence card (BRC) when travelling internationally and present it to the carrier, and at the UK border, to prevent delays. A list of nationalities requiring a visa to travel to the UK as a visitor, or for any other purpose for less than six months, is available at www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-visitor-visa-national-list.  
  • Joining family members: There is no cut-off date for eligible family members to join EU, EEA and Swiss citizens with EUSS status based on residence in the UK by 31 December 2020, provided they apply to the EUSS within three months of their arrival in the UK. Further information for joining family members is available at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/join-EU-EEA-Swiss-family-member.
  • Temporary rights: Eligible EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who make a valid late EUSS application will have their rights in the UK temporarily protected until they receive the outcome of their EUSS application, including any administrative review or appeal. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/government/news/temporary-protection-for-more-applicants-to-the-settlement-scheme
  • Evidencing status in the UK: EUSS status holders will have created a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account when they applied to the EUSS. They need to use their UKVI account credentials to sign into the online ‘view and prove’ service available at www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status where they can access their immigration status (eVisa) and use it to evidence their rights in the UK. Further information about how individuals evidence their immigration status in the UK is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/view-and-prove-your-immigration-status-evisa.
  • Support available: Support is still available to those who are eligible and need help to make a late application to the scheme, or to switch from pre-settled to settled status. Please help us reach these people by sharing the link to services across your channels www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme. Details of further Home Office telephone and Assisted Digital support can be found at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme.

We are very grateful for your continued support in raising awareness of the EUSS among key audiences.


[1] *The deadline for applications from those EEA citizens and their family members resident in the UK by 31 December 2020

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