Procedure for applying from overseas
Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Procedure for applying from overseas
  • Initial issues that may affect an application
  • Deportation
  • General grounds for refusal and previous refusals
  • Key considerations
  • Locating information on the application process
  • Key steps in the application process
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • More...

Procedure for applying from overseas

STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules further to Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813. For further information on these changes, see: LNB News 22/10/2020 80. See also Practice Note: The post-Brexit immigration system: what will it look like?

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For updates and links to useful information, news and news analysis in relation to the implications for immigration lawyers, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) immigration resources.

This Practice Note sets out the procedure for entry clearance (prior permission to enter the UK) applications that are made outside the UK and provides practical tips on making an application. For general information on entry clearance, see Who requires permission to travel to the UK—overview. This Practice Notice does not provide information on applications in specific categories.

This Practice Note should be read with the Practice Notes: Procedure when using the Home Office’s commercial partners overseas, Applying from overseas and the Practice Notes on the substantive immigration category in which the application is to be made.

Initial issues that may affect an application

Deportation

If a person has previously been deported from the UK, they will be barred from re-entering the country until the deportation order

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