Guidance on the handling of immigration cases involving Grenfell Tower fire survivors and other affected individuals.
Grenfell Tower immigration cases (guidance on handling cases involving survivors and other individuals directly affected by the fire)
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This guidance tells UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE) how to consider the immigration status of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
It allows affected individuals to be temporarily granted a period of lawful residence in the UK with full access to relevant support and assistance.
This policy is intended to assist those directly affected by the fire. It does not cover:
- anyone outside the UK
- relatives of those affected by the fire
- individuals in the UK who do not fall within one of the categories set out in the ‘who will be considered under this policy’ section
This guidance is intended as a short term policy to provide support and stability while those affected deal with circumstances related to the immediate aftermath of the fire.
We have recently reviewed the dedicated immigration policy and have decided to allow more time for foreign nationals affected by the fire to access leave to remain in the UK. The policy will remain open until 30 November 2017.