Kevin Foster, the deputy home secretary responsible for immigration and stable status, made it clear that a postponement would create uncertainty, but emphasized that anyone who submits an application before June 30, even if their application has not been processed by then, will retain their existing rights.
He also informed that people who did not submit the application within the deadline and provide a justified reason, will still have such an option.
An estimated 70,000 EU citizens receiving UK benefits have not yet applied.
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If they are not settled or pre-settled, they will not only lose benefits but also work and live in the UK.
Foster said that extending the deadline is out of the question because it wouldn’t solve the problem.
– The system opened in March 2019. We think this has given people plenty of time to come forward. This is evidenced by the fact that by the end of last month, more than 5.6 million applications were submitted. “I want to be clear – we are not going to extend the deadline,” said the British deputy minister.
Simply put, sprawl is not a solution in itself to reach those people who haven’t come forward yet, and we will simply find ourselves in a situation where we are asked again after a while, which can create more uncertainty. – It is added.
The Polish Embassy in London also calls for the application to be submitted as soon as possible, stating that as the deadline is approaching in recent weeks, the working hours of all Consulates General and the Consular Section of the Embassy have been extended, and offices were open on Saturday to provide Polish citizens with the possibility of obtaining a passport , which is necessary to apply for stable status.
Passport duty at consular offices is also scheduled this Saturday. The Embassy would like to remind you that it is possible to arrange a visit via the e-konsulat website.
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