Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK

Recent changes to the law mean that if you wish to work, rent property or have access to benefits and services in the UK then you will need documents to demonstrate your right to be in the UK. The government believes this is a proportionate measure to maintain effective immigration control.

The UK government recognise that this is causing problems for some people who lived in the UK for most of their lives. The government has stated the following:

“…If you have lived in the UK permanently since before 1973 and have not been away for long periods in the last 30 years, you have the right to be here… If you came to the UK during the 1970s but after 1 January 1973 then you are not likely to have an automatic right to be here. However, you may be allowed to stay here permanently.”

Please get in contact with us so we can help you with your documents and with applying for a permit card which proves your status in the UK.

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