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Press release: New team to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status in the UK

The new dedicated team will work across government to help individuals identify and gather evidence to confirm their existing right to be in the UK. The team will include a dedicated contact point and aim to resolve cases within 2 weeks once the evidence has been put together. In addition, no one affected will be charged for the documentation which proves their right to be here.

The package of measures is being introduced to support individuals, who have resided in the UK for an extended period of time, and encourage them to come forward and regularise their stay. It will help guide indivi...

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Guidance: Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK

Updated: We have set up an email alert service for Commonwealth citizens, including the Windrush generation.

This information is for Commonwealth citizens (known as ‘Windrush’ cases) who are long-term residents of the UK and do not have documents to demonstrate their status. It explains their position and what they need to do next.

There is also guidance for landlords about right to rent checks and for employers about right to work checks on undocumented Commonwealth citizens

Freephone: 0800 678 1925

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

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Guidance: Windrush scheme and information

Updated: Attached new guidance on the Windrush scheme and updated page.

Introduction for Windrush applicants

This information is for Commonwealth citizens and their children (the ‘Windrush generation’), and some other long term residents of the UK who do not have documents to demonstrate their status. The Windrush scheme explains the groups who are eligible and the documents they may receive.

The Windrush scheme starts on 30 May.

Applicants in the UK will be able to apply using the forms that will be published on GOV.UK. The Windrush taskforce will then contact them if they need furth...

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Form: Application to extend stay in the UK: FLR(GT)

Use form FLR(GT) to apply for further leave to remain and for a biometric immigration document if you are a survivor or were directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire and were granted limited leave outside of the Immigration Rules under the Grenfell immigration policy.

 
Policy paper: Response to the report on an inspection of the 'Right to Rent' scheme

The Home Office’s response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report which includes achievements and recommendations for improvement.

 
Policy paper: Response to an inspection report on Border Force operations at Stansted Airport

The Home Office’s response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report which includes achievements and recommendations for improvement.

 
Policy paper: Response to an inspection report on exit checks

The Home Office’s response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report which includes achievements and recommendations for improvement.

 
Policy paper: Response to an inspection of how the Home Office considers the ‘best interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The Home Office’s response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report which includes achievements and recommendations for improvement.

 
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