Other cross-cutting guidance (modernised guidance)

This collection brings together the modernised guidance about cross-cutting applications used by UK Visas and Immigration.

This collections contains instructions on cross-cutting information and processes.


  1. 3C and 3D leave
  2. Administrative review
  3. Alvi judgement
  4. Applications for a fee waiver and refunds
  5. Applications from overstayers (non family routes)
  6. DNA policy
  7. Document verification checks
  8. Human rights claims on medical grounds
  9. Indefinite leave to remain: calculating continuous period in UK
  10. International travel bans
  11. Discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery
  12. Knowledge of language and life in the UK
  13. Leave outside the Immigration Rules
  14. Litigation debt
  15. Online payments
  16. Points-based system: evidential flexibility
  17. Police registration
  18. Public funds
  19. Reconsiderations
  20. Retaining valuable documents
  21. Returning residents
  22. Transfer or refer a case
  23. Victims of modern slavery
  24. Victims of human trafficking: competent authority guidance
Published 29 November 2013
Last updated 8 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. New DNA policy guidance added.
  2. New guidance on returning residents added.
  3. Added guidance on leave outside the Immigration Rules.
  4. Added a new guidance page to the collection: Interim operation guidance: discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery.
  5. New guidance on international travel bans.
  6. 'Document verification checks' guidance added.
  7. New litigation debt guidance.
  8. added 'Post incident management' to collection
  9. New modernised guidance on administrative review.
  10. First published.