Refugees granted 5 yrs leave to remain in 2005 need to apply fresh
16th July 2010: If you are a refugee or have been granted humanitarian protection for five years in August 2005, you and your dependants need to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) before your leave expires in case you continue to need protection.
The UK Border Agency has asserted In August 2005, “refugees, and those granted humanitarian protection were given five years limited leave to remain (LTR) and that leave is due to expire from August 2010 onwards.
“This means that if you are a refugee or have been granted humanitarian protection and you continue to need protection, you and your dependants must apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) before your leave expires”.
It is important that you apply in time before your leave expires. This will ensure that your case is considered easily, and your leave continues.
If you do not apply in time, you will no longer have leave and we will carry out an in depth review of your case. This may lead to your status being revoked and removal from the UK.
Refugees or ones seeking to stay in the UK for humanitarian reasons are given permission to enter and stay for an initial period of five years. If you have any dependants, they will receive the same permission to stay.