Leave outside the Immigration Rules

How UK Visas and Immigration deals with applications to grant leave outside the Immigration Rules.


Leave outside the Immigration Rules

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This guidance tells UK Visas and Immigration 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 27 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on leave outside the Immigration Rules.
  2. First published.