EU status for settled children

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Corporate author(s)
Children's Commissioner
Children's Commissioner for England
Date of publication
29 October 2019
Children and Young People, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Legislation, Criminal Justice Services
Social welfare
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Briefing on the legal position of children within the EU settled status scheme.

In British immigration law, children are rarely recognised as distinct from their parents. So if a parent acquires ILR or citizenship, their children will generally acquire this. Permanent Residency works differently because the child is granted permanent residency in their own right, in recognition of their time spent resident in an EU country (in this case the UK).

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