New GLA guidance for young Londoners on securing rights to citizenship and residence

On 3 July 2018 the Greater London Assembly published new guidance aimed at helping young Londoners to secure their citizenship or immigration status.

GLA guidance
Youth Rights Trainer Ijeoma helps to launch new GLA guidance at City Hall

CCLC wholeheartedly welcomes the publication of this guidance by the GLA. Support from the Mayor of London for young people with insecure immigration status – young people Sadiq Khan called ‘London’s DREAMers’ – is a milestone in demonstrating public and political support for young people who call the UK home.

The GLA guidance, produced by experts seconded to City Hall through the Mayor’s Citizenship and Integration Initiative, is aimed at young people under the age of 25 who:

  • are not British citizens, EEA nationals, or applying for refugee status
  • came to the UK at a young age and find that they do not have any legal immigration status
  • who have limited leave to remain – a biometric residence permit that they must renew every 30 months within a 10-year period

Launched by the Deputy Mayor for Citizenship and Integration at an event at City Hall on 3 July 2018, the GLA guidance contains information about legal rights of residence, how to access help, advice and representation, citizenship, mental health support, and access to education.

Read the GLA guidance in full here.