Stateless Persons

By fulfilling the standards outlined in the Immigration Regulations, stateless people and their family members are eligible to apply for permission to stay in the UK.
Immigration Applications By Stateless Persons

Paragraph 401 of the Immigration Rules states that a person is considered stateless if they:

  • As a person who is not regarded as a national by any State under the operation of its law, satisfies the conditions of Article 1(1) of the 1954 United Nations Convention pertaining to the Status of Stateless Persons;
  • Is situated in the UK; and
  • Is not prohibited by paragraph 402 from being recognised as a Stateless person.

According to paragraph 402 of the Immigration Rules, a person is excluded from recognition as a stateless person if there are serious reasons for considering that they:

  • Are at present receiving from organs or agencies of the United Nations, other than the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, protection or assistance, so long as they are receiving such protection or assistance;
  • Are recognised by the competent authorities of the country of their former habitual residence as having the rights and obligations which are attached to the possession of the nationality of that country;
  • Have engaged in conduct that violates the goals and principles of the United Nations,
  • Have committed a serious non-political crime outside the UK before coming to the UK,
  • Or have committed a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as defined in the international instruments created to address such crimes.
Applications For Leave To Remain By Stateless Persons
  • Initial Application – Leave To Remain As A Stateless Person
  • Extension – Leave To Remain As A Stateless Person
  • ILR As A Stateless Person
Applications By Family Members Of Stateless Persons
  • UK Visa Entry Clearance As A Family Member Of A Stateless Person
  • Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Family Member Of A Stateless Person
  • Extension Of Visa As A Family Member Of A Stateless Person
  • ILR As A Family Member Of A Stateless Person


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