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Wife is FLR(M), ILR due next year. IF she travelled to the States and return to UK was delayed because of coronavirus, meaning it went beyond the 180 days, do you think it would void her ILR application or would this be an exceptional reason taken into account?
I know this is entering an unknown area but just trying to get other opinions.
Any precident?

Both wife and daughters flight was booked a year ago and scheduled to leave end of the month. At this moment, travel by foreign nationals of the US is still possible but I think there are huge risks to be considered, not just coronavirus but her visa being cancelled.


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How long is she due to be away for?

There would only be a slight risk if she was leaving for the full 180 days and then her flight back to the UK was delayed.

She is a US citizen I presume.

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She would have to apply for an additional FLR (M) and apply for ILR when she meets the requirements.

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Can she not stay in the states for less than 180 days?

Hasn't Trump stopped people coming into the country now? He's added the UK & Ireland to that list.

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Can she not stay in the states for less than 180 days?

Hasn't Trump stopped people coming into the country now? He's added the UK & Ireland to that list.
For the moment, Americans are still allowed to enter.

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Ah right, that's a relief.

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How long is she due to be away for?

There would only be a slight risk if she was leaving for the full 180 days and then her flight back to the UK was delayed.

She is a US citizen I presume.
Hi Crawford

They are only meant to be away for 14 days but looking at most recent events, its feasible that future travel movement across borders could be banned or at the least made very difficult, or worse. Would not like to be in the situation their immigration status is at risk.
Guess there is not definitive answer as it unknown territory.

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They are only meant to be away for 14 days but looking at most recent events, its feasible that future travel movement across borders could be banned or at the least made very difficult, or worse. Would not like to be in the situation their immigration status is at risk.
Guess there is not definitive answer as it unknown territory.
Don't see that any country is going to stop their citizens or legal permanent residents from returning home.

The US is currently restricting Europeans (those not also US citizens or legal residents of the US) from entering the US; currently no such restriction (for Europeans or US ctizens) has been put in place by the UK and I can't see them restricting the return of legal residents to the UK.

As they are only going for 14 days I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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Don't see that any country is going to stop their citizens or legal permanent residents from returning home.

The US is currently restricting Europeans (those not also US citizens or legal residents of the US) from entering the US; currently no such restriction (for Europeans or US ctizens) has been put in place by the UK and I can't see them restricting the return of legal residents to the UK.

As they are only going for 14 days I don't think you have anything to worry about.
Really?

They are not leaving until the end of the month. If they are allowed to leave at that point there is no guarantee that as US citizens they will be allowed to re-enter the UK.

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Really?

They are not leaving until the end of the month. If they are allowed to leave at that point there is no guarantee that as US citizens they will be allowed to re-enter the UK.
I'm going on the same logic as the US has implemented. If you are a current legal resident of the country (in this case the UK) you WILL be allowed re-entry.
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