New updates on the UK Returning Resident Visa Rules 2023

10 Nov 2023, 27 mins ago

To facilitate the return of former UK residents, the Home Office introduced the Appendix Returning Resident route, a significant addition to the Immigration Rules that took effect on 5 October 2023.

If you are a non-UK citizen currently living outside of the UK, but you have previously been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, you may be eligible to return to the UK for settlement on the basis of a Returning Resident visa. In order to obtain this visa you will need to prove your strong ties to the UK, so the list of the required documents as well as the process itself are fairly extensive.

The new Appendix Returning Resident route is a part of the Home Office’s ongoing efforts to simplify and streamline the immigration process. This appendix has been designed to replace paragraphs 18, 18A, 19, 19A and 20 of the Immigration Rules.

Returning to the UK after a period of absence can be an exciting and, sometimes, complex endeavour. It is important to be well-informed about the latest immigration rules and understand how they may affect your plans to return to the UK. At Gherson LLP, we provide the necessary resources and develop strategies to assist our clients in making informed and stress-free immigration decisions. If you have any questions or require legal assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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