Grenfell Tower fire: handling immigration cases

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 Home Office staff how to consider the immigration status of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

It allows eligible individuals to be 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

Foreign nationals affected by the fire have until 31 January 2018 to come forward under the Grenfell immigration policy.

Those qualifying under this policy can extend their limited leave beyond the initial 12 month period granted under the policy. They will qualify for permanent residence after five years’ lawful residence under this policy, subject to meeting security, criminality and fraud checks.

Further changes to the policy were announced by the government on 30 November 2017.

Published 5 July 2017
Last updated 1 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated document to reflect announcement on 30 November.
  2. Updated the page to reflect changes announced on the 30 November.
  3. Updated guidance document.
  4. Guidance on settlement route published.
  5. Updated guidance.
  6. Updated guidance published.
  7. First published.