The following Immigration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note explains what happens to a person’s leave to enter or remain in the UK when they:
travel outside the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Ireland. This geographical area is known as the Common Travel Area (CTA). For information on immigration regulations within the CTA, see Practice Note: The Common Travel Area
make an in-country application to 'vary' their leave
lodge an in-country appeal
make an in-country application for administrative review (AR), or
withdraw an in-country variation of leave application before it is determined
Where a person already has leave to enter or remain, any application to extend, reduce or otherwise alter this leave is termed under the Immigration Rules as an application to vary their leave.
The provisions on continuing leave do not apply to people who are not subject to immigration control as they do not require leave, ie permission to enter or remain in the UK. For further information on who is and is not subject to immigration control, see Practice Note: Who requires permission to travel to the UK?
In addition to the provisions set out below, from 6 October 2016, leave as a domestic worker or private servant in a diplomatic household will continue where:
a competent authority has determined that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person is a victim
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