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You missed a key critical detail which could even jeopardize a LR 20 years application, so I updated your quote.
The idea was to very heavily dissuade illegal immigrants from even considering the possiblity that they could simply stay illegally long enough in the United Kingdom and eventually get permanent residence (and even citiizenship), and to persuade to find some means to become legal.
The children have a lifetime right to register as British citizens that they will maintain even if they leave the UK. They currently don't actually have a 'status' pers se, but they are not illegally present either. As for her, it depends on what she wants to do. Normally I would advise that she simply return back to Thailand. Despite some hiccups, the country is relatively stable and life is not bad at all there. If she wants to remain in the UK, *shrug* maybe attempt the 20 LR application and hope for DLR instead. The illegal working is a big problem.
That seem like a good advice.
Hopefully, they won't fall foul of the Good Character requirements.vinny wrote: ↑Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:48 pmChildren born in the UK, who are not British, are not illegal entrants because they have not entered unlawfully (35-50). If they have not applied for leave to enter/remain in the UK, then they are not overstayers nor in breach of immigration laws or conditions of leave because they do not have any conditions to breach; in principle, therefore, they may remain in the UK indefinitely!
Applicants aged 10 or over are subject to the Good Character requirements.
A person who has sole responsibility or who a child normally lives with , can qualify if the child has lived in the UK for a period of 7 years continuously, provided the person is not in a relationship with the father of the child.