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The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003

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26.  Where the United Kingdom is the receiving State –

The Child

(i)to be adopted has not attained the age of 18 years at the date of the application; and

(ii)was habitually resident in which is a Convention country outside the British Islands on the date on which the agreement under Article 17(c) of the Convention was made.

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(iii)both spouses (in the case of an application by a married couple) or the applicant (in the case of an application by one person) have attained the age of 21 years and have been habitually resident in the British Islands for a period of not less than one year ending with the date of the application;

(iv)[both spouses (in the case of an application by a married couple) or the applicant (in the case of an application by one person) are British citizens by virtue of the British Nationality Act 1981 (1)].

  • [Whereas, (insert name of applicant(s)) is/are not a British citizen by virtue of section 1 of the British Nationality Act 1981, the Home Office has confirmed that the child is authorised to enter and reside permanently in the United Kingdom].

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