Flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament on March 13, 2019 [Tom Jacobs/Reuters]
London, United Kingdom – Thousands of children with EU citizenship or those of European nationals could fall through the cracks of the UK’s registration system after Brexit, according to a UK charity.
The Coram Children’s Legal Centre released a report on Monday pointing to issues that might arise for children and young people in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme, which will be fully rolled out by the end of the month.
The scheme is designed to register around 3.5 million citizens in the UK from the EU’s 27 countries.
They must apply online for “settled status” if they have lived in the UK for at least five years, or