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Hi, thank you for your enquiry. Are you an EEA national? or are you subject to Immigration Rules? Is the application based on 10 years continuous residency if you are subject to immigration rules? Its important to understand the background giving you the right to apply for ILR or permanent residence in order to guide you.
Thank you for the further information. So for your son you just need to register him as a British citizen. This is quite a straight forward process. Below is a link to the form and one to the guidance: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723548/form-ukf-07-18.pdf. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/601496/Guide_UKF__-_March_2017.pdf
For you you only need to provide information for a 5 year period that you select to be your qualifying period and not all 22 years. Now because where you have been in the UK for longer than 5 years you can also apply for citizenship at the same time instead of getting permanent residence permit and then waiting 12 months before applying for citizenship I would say if you have been working for the last 6 years and you did not go out of the Uk for longer than 6 months in each period of 12 months then use the last 6 years as the qualifying period. That will mean all your information is recent and fresh in memory in terms of dates out and in of the UK and you will be able to use your passport to evidence the stamps. I hope my guidance for you and your son has been useful. I would be grateful for your 5 star rating to enable me to get credit for attending to your enquiry today. Feel free to send me your follow on question if you have one, I am still able to respond post your rating. All the best.
For your son because he was born to a British father before 2006 he needs to register he doesn’t need to apply for permanent residence card. You on the other hand need to apply for permanent residence card but whereas normally you will need to wait a further 12 months with the card in order to apply for citizenship you can apply at the same time as applying for permanent residence card since you have been in the UK for a lot longer than 6 years.
Are you in a position to accept a call? It’s a premium service however i find it often gets to address all your concerns and saves you from having to type back and forth.
Was your son born in the UK?
I think you will benefit from a phone call because you are understandably being confused by the online searches you have done. The form I have attached for you son above is what you need. For you EEA Nationals gain permanent residency automatically you have understood that correctly. However not every EEA national wants to become British so you could really end on being a permanent resident. However where you want to go a step further and become a citizen you are required to get the permanent residence card and to hold this for 12 months before you can actually apply for citizenship. Now if you have been in the UK for longer than 6 years you do not need to wait the 12 months before applying for citizenship.
For you then the form to complete is: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723572/eea-_pr_-07-18.pdf and the guidance that you need to follow is on this link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/672960/Form-EEA-PR-guidance-notes-v3.pdf
Morning, I am not quite sure what you are working from, are you working from the immigration rules? I have considered your information and given that your son was born to a British father in 2004 and you were not married the the Form UKF is the one that you need to complete given your son's circumstances and the guidance above attached is whats applicable