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New guide on legal routes to status and permanence for undocumented children

Date of Publication: 
12 June 2017
Summary: 

Coram Children's Legal Centre considers routes to regularisation for undocumented children and young people without leave to remain

New guide on legal routes to status and permanence for undocumented children

12 June 2017
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The Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) last week published an updated guide looking at the existing legal routes for undocumented children and young people without leave to remain in the UK to secure permanent status.

You can download the 28-page guide here.

CCLC says the guide is designed to highlight and clarify the legal options that may be available to children, young people and families (who are undocumented) to gain status, and it explains some of the particular hurdles, including financial and evidential requirements, that are faced when regularising immigration status.

The routes to regularisation for considered in the guide include citizenship, EEA rights and applications inside and outside the Immigration Rules.

CCLC stresses, however, that the complexity of the UK's immigration system means the guide does not aim to set out every route by which a child and their family can make an application under the Immigration Rules. The guide is also not intended for use to assist individuals with their immigration applications.