Settled status if you're under 21
You will be able to apply for settled or pre-settled status if you’re under 21 and either:
- you’re an EU citizen
- your parent, their spouse or their civil partner is an EU citizen
You can apply based on either:
- how long you’ve lived in the UK
- the status your parent is eligible for
If you apply based on your how long you’ve lived in the UK
You will need to provide proof you have 5 years’ continuous residence in the UK to be eligible for settled status.
If you have not lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period you may be eligible for pre-settled status.
Your application will be treated as separate from any family member who also applies to the scheme.
If you apply based on the status your parent is eligible for
You will need to provide proof of your relationship to your parent when you apply.
You will not need to provide proof of residence with your application. However the Home Office may ask you for proof of residence before they make a decision on your application.
If your application is successful you’ll get the same status as your parent.
If your parent is an Irish citizen
Your parent will not need to apply for settled status if they’re an Irish citizen.
However, if you’re not a British or Irish citizen, you’ll be eligible for either:
- the same status your parent could get, based on how long they’ve lived in the UK
- settled status in your own right, if you’ve lived here for more than 5 years