More than six million EU and European Economic Area citizens have applied to regularize their status in the UK after the Brexit, according to statistics released by the British government after the end of the official period given by London to retain current rights in terms of work or health care.

The UK offered EU citizens to retain their rights after brexit, for which the Home Office opened a registration process for those who had arrived on British territory before the end of 2020, with status already settled for those who had been there for more than five years.

At the end of the deadline initially established for this registration process, and with the last bureaucratic hurdles still to be completed, the Home Office has confirmed the receipt of 6,015,400 applications, of which 5,446,300 have already been processed.

For Home Minister Priti Patel, this is “an unprecedented achievement”. “When we left the EU we promised to protect the rights of citizens who have made their lives in the UK,” she said in a statement.

The final figure far exceeds the prospects that Boris Johnson’s government had set at the beginning of the process, as the ‘premier’ himself acknowledged in June before the House of Commons: “We were told when we started that it would be only 3.2 or 3 million”.

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