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EU Citizens living in the UK


EU citizens and their non-EU family members (NEFM) wishing to remain resident in the UK must apply for EU Settled Status (EUSS) before 30th June 2021. Generally, this must be done via an online application. However, some groups, often the most precarious, can access the scheme only via a paper application.

Following a freedom of information (FOI) request to the Home Office, we have been able to draw together a much more comprehensive picture of the paper application route to the EU Settlement Scheme – including, for the first time, a gender breakdown of applications.

The results of the FOI reveal a higher level of failed applications by those applying on paper. This has a disparate impact on women, particularly those from Nigeria and Ghana.

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