Visitors: cancellation and curtailment of leave
Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers
Visitors: cancellation and curtailment of leave

The following Immigration practice note Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Visitors: cancellation and curtailment of leave
  • Cancellation of leave as a visitor
  • Curtailment of leave as a visitor
  • Evidence of the reasons for cancellation or curtailment
  • Consequences of cancellation or curtailment for future applications
  • Challenging cancellation or curtailment

The grounds on which leave as a visitor can be cancelled or curtailed are contained within the Immigration Rules, Appendix V, Part V9. The grounds for cancellation and curtailment contained in the Immigration Rules, Part 9 do not apply to visitors and instead Appendix V, Part 9 is intended to be a free-standing section of the Immigration Rules containing all relevant rules on cancellation and curtailment grounds for visitors.

Cancellation of leave as a visitor

A visit visa, leave to enter or leave to remain as a visitor may be cancelled on a discretionary basis, either while the individual is outside of the UK or at the border in the following circumstances:

  1. where there has been a change in circumstances such that the basis of the visitor’s stay has been removed

  2. where the individual arrives holding a visit visa (entry clearance) but their purpose for seeking to enter the UK is different from the purpose specified in the visit visa

  3. where false representations or false documents or information were provided with the application for a visit visa, leave to enter as a visitor or leave to remain as a visitor, or to obtain documents from the Home Office or a third party in support of the application (regardless of whether they were material and regardless of whether the applicant knew of the falsity)

  4. where material facts

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