This web page is only an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more detailed information, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page.
This page provides an overview of the law relating to family tracing for children. For more information on reuniting families who are in Europe, see our information on the Dublin Regulation and safe third countries. For refugee family reunion, click here.
Does the Home Office have a duty to trace family?
The role of the British Red Cross
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