Father-of-six blocked from UK despite indefinite leave to remain in the UK

15 Sep 2017 | Posted by Carl Thomas

A father-of-six who has lived in the UK for 55 years has been blocked from returning to the UK after a trip to Jamaica despite having previously been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Junior Green, who has lived in Britain since the age of six, flew to Kingston in Jamaica in June in order to care for his mother when she fell ill, but upon her death was unable to attend her UK funeral after being denied travel to Britain.

Mr Green, who has six children living in the UK does not hold a UK passport, but does hold a letter stating that he has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, which should allow him to live in, work in and travel to and from Britain without restriction.

According to the Home Office, Mr Green applied for an endorsement to confirm his status in 2014, but failed to provide the required evidence, including council tax bills and letters from his employers. As such, his residency in Britain ws refused.

Despite this, the Home Office is currently looking into his case, and has agreed to make checks to ensure Mr Green does qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the UK and progress his new application.

A spokesperson added that, like with all applications, Mr Green’s status will be considered on its individual merits in line with UK immigration rules.

“Mr Green applied for an endorsement to confirm his indefinite leave to remain status in 2014 and was asked for evidence of the time he has spent in the UK,” they said. “As a complete history to demonstrate his residency in the UK was not supplied this was refused and Mr Green was advised at that time of the decision.”

They added: “Mr Green’s current application for a Returning Residents visa is being progressed.”