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2nd July, 2020

101,700 Hungarians apply for UK residence permits

More than 100,000 Hungarians living in Great Britain have applied for permanent resident status, the British Home Office has announced.

EU citizens living in the UK can apply for residence permits for one more year, until June 30, 2021.

Great Britain left the EU on January 31, but those EU citizens who live there legally can remain but must apply for legal status.

The Home Office said it had received 3.6 million such applications by May 31.

The Office said British authorities had assessed 3.3 million applications, nearly all of them positively, as only 900 were rejected.

Poles led the way, with 697,900 applications submitted, followed by Romanians with 590,100.

A total of 101,700 Hungarians had submitted permanent residence requests by the end of May.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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