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Information for parents about the EU Settled Status Scheme

CHILDREN AND THE EU SETTLED STATUS SCHEME

We would like to bring to your attention an important issue for your consideration. If you are an EU national you need to act to retain your right to continue living in the UK.

All EU children and non EU children who are family members of an EU national need to apply. Although the deadline for applications for most people was 30 June 2021, you can still apply for your child - if you lived in the UK by 31 December 2020.

They must have been born or adopted in the UK, or joined you here, either:

* on or after 1 April 2021

* before 1 April 2021, but, for example, you did not know that they needed to apply to the scheme - this will be considered as "reasonable grounds" for not applying by the deadline.

Please note that:

1. Children are not granted Settled Status automatically even if the parent, or parents, have already applied

2. Children born in the UK are not automatically British. It depends on when they were born and their parents circumstances

3. Those who do not apply by the deadline may become unlawful residents. This may affect their access to education in the next school year

Citizens Advice in Kingston can advise on making applications to the scheme to anyone who lives, works, studies or cares for someone in the borough. Their service is free, confidential and impartial.

Lime Tree staff are obviously not qualified to provide immigration advice, so to help you with any questions you may have here are a couple of links with useful information

European Londoners Hub - which has information and videos available in EU languages as well as Arabic, Bengali, Russian and Somali