Have your financial circumstances changed since your last grant of leave? Was your leave granted on the basis of your family or private life?
by Shazia Akhtar, Partner, and Head of Immigration Services
During these unprecedented times, we understand that people are struggling to make ends meet because of illness, self-isolation, school, or work closures. If you are currently in the UK on the basis of your family or private life, we can make an application for a change of conditions of leave. This will allow access to public funds because your circumstances have changed:
You can apply if:
If your application is successful the conditions of your leave will be changed to allow you to access public funds. There is no Home Office fee for this application.
You’ll qualify for an amendment to your conditions of leave only if:
A person is destitute if:
If you meet the requirements for a change to the conditions of your leave to allow you to apply for public funds you will be told by letter or email.
This may include a request that you give biometric information (fingerprints and photographs). You would need to do this at a Service & Support Centre (SSC). Information on how to do this will be provided in the decision. A new biometric residence permit will be issued.
If you are worried about your financial position and would like to discuss your circumstances please call us on 01234 350244 and we will be happy to assist you.