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A million EU citizens will be able to stay in the UK after Brexit

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About 1 million of the approximately 3 million EU citizens residing in the UK were granted the right to reside in the country after Brexit under the new British government scheme.

According to data released today by the British Ministry of Internal Affairs, as of July, 951,700 citizens from the countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland received a regulated or pre-regulated status as of July 31.  Home Secretary Brandon Lewis said in August the number of registered users reached 1 million.

Nearly 150,000 Europeans received status only in July, as the government stepped up its preparations for leaving the EU without an agreement with Brussels.

The largest number of applications was received from citizens of Poland (179,800), Romania (141,200) and Italy (121,600).  The Ministry of the Interior is urging Europeans to apply for status by December 31, 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, and by June 30, 2021 if the deal with Brexit is ratified.

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