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  • Leave to enter removed - enough as ILR proof?

    Hi,

    If someone has a letter from the Home Office that states that the time limits and the condition attached to his leave to enter have been removed, does it count as ILR? Does he have to ask for another proof of ILR if he doesn't want to apply for Settled Status? I have attached the letter. Thanks!Click image for larger version

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    Originally posted by sharazar77 View Post
    Hi,

    If someone has a letter from the Home Office that states that the time limits and the condition attached to his leave to enter have been removed, does it count as ILR? Does he have to ask for another proof of ILR if he doesn't want to apply for Settled Status? I have attached the letter. Thanks!{"data-align":"none","data-size":"small","data-attachmentid":54096}
    Hello,

    Yes, that would mean you were granted ILR and a stamp would have been placed on your passport to that effect. ILR only lapses if you spent two years or longer, out of the UK and as you point out, you don't need settled status if you have ILR. Having said that, we strongly recommend applying for settled status for various reasons:
    1. That old letter and your passport stamp if you've already got that old passport is ALL the evidence that exists that you ever had ILR. The Home Office does not have any records prior to 1980, this means if you lost that letter or it got damaged, etc. as paper does over time, you'd have no way to prove you ever had ILR. These documents are like banknotes, if you haven't got it, you can't prove you had it.
    2. Old ILR lapses after spending two years out of the UK, while settled status allows up to 5 years, and the clock resets with each visit.
    3. Settled status offers the opportunity to sponsor close family members living abroad, such as parents and children.
    4. Settled status is digital, that means third parties can check your status very easily online, while it is likely that some people may not recognise an old document like yours, but everyone recognises settled status. Being digital, it will always be there.

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      You may want to look at this post: Applying with ILR

      ...where we have:

      Applying for settled status with ILR

      The application form has the following question:

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      If you respond Yes to the above, you will get the following screen:

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      You don't need to provide evidence of residence if you apply with ILR.
      If you are unable to provide evidence of ILR, the Home Office will check its own records to see if you were granted ILR in the past.

      If the Home Office cannot find any records and you are unable to provide evidence, you will not be able to apply on the basis of having ILR.
      Please note what I said above, although, in principle, there's no need to provide evidence of having ILR, just an approximate date when it was granted, in practice, since your ILR is from 1974, it is likely that they may not have the records and you may be asked to submit a scan of your documents.

      I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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