UK citizenship demand from Europeans soars 45%

Mark Battersby
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Applications for citizenship by EU nationals soared 45% compared to the previous year, to 63,872, according to Home Office statistics released on 27 May covering the year to 31 March 2021. Europeans now account for more than a third (36%) of all citizenship applications, compared with 12% in 2016. Around 5.4m EU citizens have applied for the right to stay in the UK under a scheme that closes at the end of June 2021. There were 176,910 applications for British citizenship in the year ending March 2021, 7% more than in the year ending March 2020. Since 2012, the number of Non-EU a...