Leave outside the Immigration Rules: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on dealing with applications to grant leave outside the Immigration Rules.



UK Visas and Immigration guidance for staff on when it may be appropriate to exercise discretion to grant leave outside the Immigration Rules (LOTR) on the basis of compelling compassionate grounds (other than family and private life, medical, asylum or protection grounds).

Published 2 December 2013
Last updated 25 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Accessible version added.

  2. Updated to clarify that an application for entry clearance, or for leave to enter or remain outside the Immigration Rules cannot be made on an Afghanistan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) application form.

  3. Updated guidance on leave outside the Immigration Rules.

  4. First published.