Overcoming difficulties when applicants breach the rules!

By 6th September 2022 No Comments

Another victory for Taylor Hampton

Recently, the team over at Taylor Hampton’s immigration department worked on a citizenship case. This case was different because it belonged to someone who had breached the mandatory travel limit for their citizenship application.

This means that any person applying for citizenship must not breach the 180 day rule. The applicant must not have been outside the UK for more than 180 days in a calendar year. This applicant however, has a lot of work related travel undertaken and therefore had been outside the UK for more than the 180 days that were allowed.

Photo of winning streak - victory for Taylor Hampton

Success for a client’s Citizenship Application

Can I bypass this rule?

In order to bypass this rule, we requested that the applicants employer furnish a later stating all the dates and countries that the applicant had travelled to for work. I.e. on the company letterhead we were able to prove that the applicant travelled because of his obligation as an employee of the company, and it was not in order to flout any rules of the UK government.

The 180 day rule applies for applications for ILR as well. If you are on any of the following visas, please ensure that you are not out of the country for more than 180 days in 12 months.

  • Tier 1
  • Skilled worker or Tier 2
  • T2 Minister of religion
  • International sportsperson
  • Innovator
  • Global Talent
  • Representative of an overseas business

Who to contact if I have breached the 180 day rule

If you have accidentally breached the 180 day rule, you need to call the experts. They will assist you and mitigate your circumstnaces.  Taylor Hampton’s team has experience in dealing with difficult cases.  Please contact Leena Chouhan for more details. 0202 427 5972

Taylor Hampton Solicitors assist with UK Visas and Immigrtation and Australian Migration through Emigrate-To-Australia.