Europia have partnered with CABB to support EU Expats with their EU Settlement Scheme applications. The current deadline for applications is Dec 2020. The Home Office reports that approx 1.8 million EU citizens have applied to the scheme to date, this leaves an estimated 1.9 million people who have not yet applied. Europia's mission is to publicise both the scheme and the support that we provide to individuals with their applications.
The forward thinking Consul General of The Consulate General of Hungary, Krisztina Kátai-Nagy shares our desire to promote the EU Settlement Scheme. Therefore, Ms Kátai-Nagy along with her efficient team kindly arranged the awareness session at their consulate. There, Alice Tligui, the Business Development Manager at CABB, presented an overview of the EU Settlement Scheme, the practicalities of applying, and information on how to access support from Europia and CABB. We ended with a Q&A session. We fielded a range of interesting questions and concerns from a range of attendees from university students to retirees. The event was well attended with approx 35 attendees. Those that attended felt that the session had addressed their queries and concerns with the scheme. Since the event some attendees have reached out to us for additional support with their applications which we welcome. We are also pleased that many attendees now feel informed and empowered to attempt the application without additional support.
We are currently in the process of engaging with the various other European Embassies and Consulates of Greater Manchester in line with our mission to publicise both the scheme and the support that we provide to applicants. Our hope is that all EU Expats apply ahead of the deadline to claim their right to reside legally in The UK.