leave to enter the

leave to enter the

UK a person who is not a British citizen or a Commonwealth citizen having the right of abode requires leave to enter before entering the UK. This will normally be given by an immigration officer on production of a valid national passport or other document (i.e. entry clearance visa) satisfactorily establishing the person's identity and nationality.
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A group of refugees who have been stranded on the British bases in Cyprus for over 20 years have been granted indefinite leave to enter the UK for permanent residence, the law firm representing the families said on Monday.
The group of six families numbering 31 in total have been fighting through the British courts to obtain leave to enter the UK for nearly four years.
They had pleaded guilty to the charges against them - Anton to facilitating a breach of immigration law and Pranvera to seeking leave to enter the UK by deception and two ID charges - at an earlier hearing.
The examination showed that no children had been born, and the woman was given leave to enter the country for three months.--The Guardian
My children's visas do not say they have no recourse to public funds and they have 'indefinite leave to enter the UK' but there is an expiry date on the visa.
As a result of the panel's decision, lawyers for the nine argued they were entitled to leave to enter the country to live and work and take care of their families.
Brazilian citizen Michael Biggs, 27, was refused leave to enter the UK after his visa expired.
Michael Biggs was refused leave to enter the UK after his visa expired.
Order 1161 states: "On each occasion the holder arrives in the United Kingdom, he shall be treated as having been granted, before arrival, leave to enter the United Kingdom." This applies whether a visa is for a limited stay or indefinite.
A Home Office spokesman said the two Bangladeshi men, aged 23 and 28, were being detained at Dover pending a decision on their application for leave to enter the country.
Mr Lozano was originally granted leave to enter the UK for six months as a visitor in June 1994 and then allowed to remain as a student until July 1998.