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The information available on this site is not intended to be comprehensive, and many details which are relevant to particular circumstances may have been omitted. It is not a complete statement of immigration and nationality law or policy.

When deciding applications, caseworkers in the UK Border Agency will follow the relevant casework guidance instructions and the immigration rules and nationality law. You can find copies of the majority of our casework guidance in the Policy and law section.

Please note that the UK Border Agency takes no responsibility for the content of any of the external websites we link to from this website.