Settlement status (ILR) does not mean a permanent settlement like a British Nationality
When can your settlement/ILR be revoked?
- 2 years or more consecutive absence from the UK
- Serious/heinous criminal offence
- Leave was obtained by deception
- Deportation is conducive to the public good.
- The spouse or civil partner or child under 18 of a person ordered to be deported
- Cessation of Refugee Status
In this article we will be discussing in further detail what you can do if your settlement/ILR is revoked on the basis that you were absent from the UK for 2 or more years consecutively.
- Plausible explanation must be given as to why you were outside the UK for 2 years or more e.g. exceptional circumstances, medical reasons, family bereavement
- Strong ties to the UK
- Convincing plan to return to live in the UK on a permanent basis
- Have been settled in the UK before you last left
- Not have been given public funds to help you leave the UK
- Presence in the UK is not conducive to the public at large
- Length of original residence in the UK
- Reasons for leaving and reasons for returning
How can you apply for a returning resident visa?
- Online application – returning resident visa
- From the country where you are currently living
- Home Office fee must be submitted – £516
- Fingerprints and photographs taken at the visa application centre
- All documents in support of the absence from the UK
How long can you stay if your application is successful?
- You can return to live permanently in the UK
Contact our Immigration Solicitors
For expert advice and assistance on how to apply for a returning resident visa application contact our immigration solicitors in London on 0203 755 2858 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By M Khalid Bashir
Abbott & Harris Solicitors
Real people with real advice.