The following Immigration guidance note Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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 Note: Applying from overseas and the Practice Notes on the substantive immigration category in which the application is to be made.
If a person has previously been deported from the UK, they will be barred from re-entering the country until the deportation order is revoked or expires. Most deportation orders run indefinitely, but some expire after ten years. If a person has a deportation order signed against them, this should be reviewed to check if it is still in operation. See Practice Notes: Deportation and Challenging deportation decisions for further guidance.
A person may also face refusal under the general grounds set out in the Immigration Rules, Part 9. Examples include criminal convictions or pending charges in any country, previous breaches of UK immigration law or issues relating to previous conduct or character. In some cases they may also be
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