This route is for those individuals who were previously granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, but that leave has since lapsed due to spending more than 2 years outside the country. Applicants who wish to return to the UK must apply for a Returning Residents visa
In order to apply for a returning residents visa after being away for more than 2 years from the UK, the applicant must normally satisfy the below conditions.
The applicants who wish to come back to the UK under a returning resident visa will have to provide evidence of their ties to the UK and may include details & strength of family connections, employment and property ownership in the UK. Some applicants are exempted from loss of their ILR even after 2 years of absence from the UK and includes EEA nationals with Permanent residence, members of the UK armed force and their dependants who accompanied them overseas, Family members of British national working for UK government abroad etc.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting clients on returning resident visa applications. Our Immigration team carefully assess each of our client’s circumstances to ensure that the eligibility requirements are met. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.