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Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by khus9201 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:47 am

Dear Respected Members,

I was wondering if anyone could advice on the following:

I came in the UK as dependent of my father (aged 13). My father claimed asylum, that was successful after passing the interview at HO after 2 years. Was given 5 years refugee status (LLR) after that applied for ILR protection route and was granted ILR as a dependent of my father. After waiting for 1 year, applied for British citizenship and was successful in aug 2014.

Now I hold British passport, I have not visited my home country in the last 11 years. Would there be any problem if I visit Pakistan on my British passport now? As I am aware of the fact that when my father claimed asylum, we could not go back to Pakistan and also whilst on refugee status for 5 years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by UKBALoveStory » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:10 am

khus9201 wrote:Dear Respected Members,

I was wondering if anyone could advice on the following:

I came in the UK as dependent of my father (aged 13). My father claimed asylum, that was successful after passing the interview at HO after 2 years. Was given 5 years refugee status (LLR) after that applied for ILR protection route and was granted ILR as a dependent of my father. After waiting for 1 year, applied for British citizenship and was successful in aug 2014.

Now I hold British passport, I have not visited my home country in the last 11 years. Would there be any problem if I visit Pakistan on my British passport now? As I am aware of the fact that when my father claimed asylum, we could not go back to Pakistan and also whilst on refugee status for 5 years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Khus9201
I think, you won't have problem in travelling to Pakistan provided you have valid visa for Pakistan or Pakistani ID card or passport.
I am not an immigration adviser...All IMHO.

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by Casa » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:14 am

UKBALoveStory wrote:
khus9201 wrote:Dear Respected Members,

I was wondering if anyone could advice on the following:

I came in the UK as dependent of my father (aged 13). My father claimed asylum, that was successful after passing the interview at HO after 2 years. Was given 5 years refugee status (LLR) after that applied for ILR protection route and was granted ILR as a dependent of my father. After waiting for 1 year, applied for British citizenship and was successful in aug 2014.

Now I hold British passport, I have not visited my home country in the last 11 years. Would there be any problem if I visit Pakistan on my British passport now? As I am aware of the fact that when my father claimed asylum, we could not go back to Pakistan and also whilst on refugee status for 5 years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Khus9201
I think, you won't have problem in travelling to Pakistan provided you have valid visa for Pakistan or Pakistani ID card or passport.
I believe khus9201 is concerned that his family's claim for asylum may be considered to have been false if he is now able to return to a country which was said to be unsafe. I can't confirm either way, but hopefully there will be others who can.
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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by khus9201 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:28 am

Thanks for the response guys! But when you apply for citizenship it clearly say that if you gain citizenship your refugee status willno longer be vaild. So meaning I am not a refugee anymore but a British citizen. I hope someone will be able to help. I will get a visa for visiting on my British passport.

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by sshah20 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:05 am

You can go to Pakistan after getting Nationality. There is no restrictions upon you or your family after naturalization.

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by khus9201 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:27 am

Thank you everyone for their input. Please could this possible if someone can provide me with reference from Home office documents etc. And does an Immigration officer has a right ask me questions at the airport about my family's previous status in the UK?

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by CR001 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:54 am

khus9201 wrote:Thank you everyone for their input. Please could this possible if someone can provide me with reference from Home office documents etc. And does an Immigration officer has a right ask me questions at the airport about my family's previous status in the UK?
I am not sure there is specific HO documents that you are looking for. Perhaps one of the other mods/members can advise.

An immigration officer at the airport can ask you anything about your history. Your history will pop up on their system so they will know what they need to know about you.
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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by khus9201 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:21 am

CR001 wrote:
khus9201 wrote:Thank you everyone for their input. Please could this possible if someone can provide me with reference from Home office documents etc. And does an Immigration officer has a right ask me questions at the airport about my family's previous status in the UK?
I am not sure there is specific HO documents that you are looking for. Perhaps one of the other mods/members can advise.

An immigration officer at the airport can ask you anything about your history. Your history will pop up on their system so they will know what they need to know about you.
Thanks CR001! if there are no HO document confirming the above. Please is there anyone who has done this? For example, he /she was a refugee before but no BC and hold British passport and has travelled back to their home land such as Pakistan.

Please any help will be greatly appropriated! I need to confirm ASAP so that I can send my passport of for a visiting to Pakistan.

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by Newuser662 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:47 pm

Hi All, Hope you're well

Based on the subject of this forum, once my spouse arrives wen can she go back to Pakistan for a holiday? Thanks

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by Newuser662 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:50 pm

Hi All, Hope you're well

Based on the subject of this forum, once my spouse arrives wen can she go back to Pakistan for a holiday? Thanks

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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by CR001 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:23 pm

Newuser662 wrote:Hi All, Hope you're well

Based on the subject of this forum, once my spouse arrives wen can she go back to Pakistan for a holiday? Thanks
Whenever she wishes if she has a valid visa to return to the UK.

It is rude to hijack another user thread, especially if your circumstances are not similar in any way.
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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by khus9201 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:43 pm

CR001 wrote:
Newuser662 wrote:Hi All, Hope you're well

Based on the subject of this forum, once my spouse arrives wen can she go back to Pakistan for a holiday? Thanks
Whenever she wishes if she has a valid visa to return to the UK.

It is rude to hijack another user thread, especially if your circumstances are not similar in any way.
CR001, please can you delete this thread?
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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by CR001 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:45 pm

We don't delete threads.

Do you mean you want YOUR topic deleted or the post by the other user asking a question in your thread?
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Re: Visiting home country Pakistan

Post by navalaviator » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:55 pm

khus9201 wrote:Thank you everyone for their input. Please could this possible if someone can provide me with reference from Home office documents etc. And does an Immigration officer has a right ask me questions at the airport about my family's previous status in the UK?
They can and might ask you questions upon return to UK about your visit to pakistan as when you enter the country they scan your passport and your previous FULL immigration history is available to the officer and they can ask you questions whatever they feel could be relevant.
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