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
If your parent has applied to the EU Settlement Scheme
You’ll be able to ‘link’ your application to theirs, using the application number your parent gets when they apply.
You can do this at any time after they’ve applied - you do not need to wait for them to get a decision.
If your application is successful you’ll get the same status as your parent.
What proof you need
You will need to provide proof of your relationship to your parent when you apply.
You will not need to provide proof of residence in the UK with your application. However the Home Office may ask you for proof of residence before they make a decision on your application.
If your parent has not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme
If your parent is eligible for the scheme, it may be easier for you to wait until they’ve made their application before you apply.
Otherwise 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.
If your parent is an Irish citizen
Your parent will not need to apply for settled or pre-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 or pre-settled status, based on your own residence.