General leave to remain application—checklist
General leave to remain application—checklist

The following Immigration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • General leave to remain application—checklist
  • Checklist of supporting documents for leave to remain
  • Format for translations
  • Copies of documents
  • Contact details
  • Retention of documents by the Home Office
  • A. Documents for all applicants
  • B. Additional documents for dependant applicants
  • C. Additional documents for indefinite leave to remain applicants
  • D. Additional documents required where a dependant is applying separately from the main applicant

Checklist of supporting documents for leave to remain

Format for translations

Any documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a translation which includes:

—certification by a qualified translator and details of the translator’s or translation company’s credentials

—contact details for the translator or translation company

—confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document

—date of the translation, and

—full name and signature of the translator or an authorised official of the translation company

Copies of documents

It is advisable for you to retain a photocopy of the complete application for your own records.

Contact details

For all documents being submitted as evidence of eligibility (eg, payslips to show previous employment) please provide contact details, if these are not otherwise detailed on the relevant document, in order to assist the Home Office in verifying them if required. Please let us have for each:

—name of person who can verify the document

—their job title if relevant

—their telephone number

—their correspondence address, and

—their email address (if they have one).

Retention of documents by the Home Office

Please note that, unless we advise you otherwise, all documents submitted as part of an application will be retained by the Home Office until the application has been decided.

A. Documents for all applicants

The following documents will be required for submission