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Physical presence requirement

Post by ellyell » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:54 am

Hi All,

I have recently received my BRC-Settled Status (Surinder Singh case) and now planning to apply for citizenship.
Any advice how to prove I was physically present in the UK on the first day of the qualifying period (3 years), what would be the accepted/preferred evidence? I have not been getting any stamps on my passport.

Thank you,

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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by R-graphite » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 pm

Council tax bills, payslips, P60s this is to prove you’ve been living in the uk. I am not sure about the The first day of qualifying period, they probably have that information anyway. But maybe other users can advise.
ellyell wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:54 am
Hi All,

I have recently received my BRC-Settled Status (Surinder Singh case) and now planning to apply for citizenship.
Any advice how to prove I was physically present in the UK on the first day of the qualifying period (3 years), what would be the accepted/preferred evidence? I have not been getting any stamps on my passport.

Thank you,
I am not legally qualified, all my answers are from personal experience or readings. Please seek legal advice and don’t take my opinion as one.

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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by alterhase58 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 pm

There is no specific requirement to prove that date - BUT your residency proof must cover that date, as required by the British Nationality Act.
This is just my opinion as a member of this forum and does not constitute immigration advice.
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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by ellyell » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:48 pm

alterhase58 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 pm
There is no specific requirement to prove that date - BUT your residency proof must cover that date, as required by the British Nationality Act.
Thank you

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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by joeano353 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:01 am

Your non EU passport should be stamped showing all your entries and departures. That is sufficient.

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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by ellyell » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm

joeano353 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:01 am
Your non EU passport should be stamped showing all your entries and departures. That is sufficient.
No, I have not been getting any stamps on my passport. That is why i raised the question.

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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by joeano353 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:37 am

ellyell wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm
joeano353 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:01 am
Your non EU passport should be stamped showing all your entries and departures. That is sufficient.
No, I have not been getting any stamps on my passport. That is why i raised the question.
Non EU passports are stamped on arrival and departure. I dont know how you did not get stamped. Its good to apply for an SAR and you will know exactly what HO has on you. SAR take about one month from date of application.

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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by CR001 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:56 am

joeano353 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:37 am
ellyell wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm
joeano353 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:01 am
Your non EU passport should be stamped showing all your entries and departures. That is sufficient.
No, I have not been getting any stamps on my passport. That is why i raised the question.
Non EU passports are stamped on arrival and departure. I dont know how you did not get stamped. Its good to apply for an SAR and you will know exactly what HO has on you. SAR take about one month from date of application.
If you read the users first post, they were under the EEA FM Surinder Singh route and their passports do NOT get stamped even as non EU!!
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Re: Physical presence requirement

Post by joeano353 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:46 am

Good to learn that those under FMA, the Surinder Singh route do not get stamped.

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