Returning Resident Visa Application
We can assist you with your Returning Resident visa application if you plan to return to live in the UK permanently and you were previously settled in the UK. You need a Returning Resident visa to come back to live in the UK if you were previously settled (given 'indefinite leave to enter or remain') and you've been away for more than 2 years. If you've been away for less than 2 years but you've lost your documentation, you can get a replacement BRP visa. You may still need to apply for a visa if you've been asked to confirm you can travel to the UK, for example by the airline you're travelling with.
- plan to return to live in the UK permanently
- have been settled in the UK before you last left
- not have been given public funds to help you leave the UK
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.
If you've been away for more than 2 years
You must provide enough evidence to show:
- your strong ties to the UK
- your current circumstances and why you've lived outside the UK
You will not lose your indefinite leave to remain after 2 years outside the UK if your spouse or partner is a member of the UK armed forces and you've joined them on an overseas posting.
You also will not lose it if your spouse or partner is a British citizen or settled in the UK and one of the following:
- a permanent member of the Diplomatic Service
- a UK-based British Council employee who works outside the UK
- a Department for International Development (DFID) employee
- a Home Office employee
Family members ('dependants')
Your dependants (partner and children under 18) need to apply separately for a Returning Resident visa if they're eligible.
How long you can stay
You can return to live permanently in the UK.
You'll need to provide:
- a current passport or other valid travel identification
- previous passports
- a passport-sized colour photograph
- documents that prove you have ties to the UK, for example proof you've earned income, or rented or owned property, in the UK
You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.
Need legal advice?
UK immigration law is extremely complex and constantly changes. The UKVI has strict criteria relating to different types of visa. Therefore, it is essential you get the right legal advice from an expert UK immigration lawyer to make sure your application is successful, first time. We will guide you through every step of the process, putting you in the best place possible to get a good result.
Why choose Blackstone Law Associates?
Competitive Fixed Pricing
We offer a fixed price service, this means the price you are quoted does not change; We work on fixed fees basis unlike other firms who charge you for each and every call and letter.
Dedicated Lawyer with Direct Access
You will have direct access to our qualified lawyers, with in-depth knowledge of UK Immigration law. Upon instructing us you will be allocated an experienced lawyer who will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case.
Immigration laws in the UK change frequently. Our team of lawyers are trained and are kept up to date on all the latest developments. We have a combined wealth of knowledge and experience. Our expert immigration lawyers can provide advice and the best possible option available for you.
Highest Success Rate
We are proud to claim that through our wealth of knowledge and experience we are able achieve the results that are needed. Our expert Lawyers put their full efforts in your case as we strongly believe in getting for you what you want.