A total of 1,860,200 applications had been received by September 30 from nationals and relatives from the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, Home Office data published today said.
The total number of applications finalised by the end of last month was 1,524,500.
Of these, 61 per cent were granted settled status, 38 per cent were granted pre-settled status and two applications were refused on “suitability grounds”, according to the statistics.
More than half a million applications (520,600) were received in September alone and some 373,600 applications were finalised. Of these, 57 per cent were granted settled status and 43 per cent were granted pre-settled status, with one application refused on “suitability grounds”.
The figures are classed as experimental because they still in the testing phase and not fully developed so should be “treated with caution”, the Home Office paper warned.
EU citizens and their families have until at least December next year to apply to the EU settlement scheme.
The scheme asks applicants to prove their identity, demonstrate they live in the UK and declare any criminal convictions.