The UK Immigration Rules were amended in April 2013 to include provisions for stateless persons to apply for leave to remain in UK. In order to apply, they must meet the definition of a “stateless person”, they must not fall to be excluded, and they must fulfil the requirements.
For the purpose of this Convention, the term “stateless person” means a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law and in order to make a successful application, the Applicant must prove a reasonable degree of likelihood that he or she is not a national of any state whose nationality he might be thought to have acquired.
The requirements for leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a stateless person are that the applicant:
(a) has made a valid application to the Secretary of State for limited leave to remain as a stateless person;
(b) is recognised as a stateless person by the Secretary of State in accordance with paragraph 401;
(c) is not admissible to their country of former habitual residence or any other country; and
(d) has obtained and submitted all reasonably available evidence to enable the Secretary of State to determine whether they are stateless.
As an experienced Immigration Lawyer, Danielle will be able to assist you in collating all of the required evidence to prove to the Home Office that you are stateless and make the process as simple and easy as it can be. She invites you to take a look at her blogs, where you will see that she has helped a diverse range of clients with their stateless applications, including Badoons from Kuwaiti and Palestinian refugees in Egypt.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Danielle or another member of her team of Immigration Solicitors on 020 7267 4133.