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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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.
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.
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.