‘Leave Outside the Rules’ at the border
If you’re not eligible to enter the UK under an existing immigration route, Border Force officers may be able to consider granting ‘Leave Outside the Rules’ at the UK border for a period of up to 6 months to you and your accompanying dependants. You can then apply for the BNO visa from within the UK. You do not need to apply for the BNO visa straight away. You can apply at any point before your ‘Leave Outside the Rules’ expires.
You can enter the UK on ‘Leave Outside the Rules’ until 17 May 2021.
- 31 March 2021’Leave Outside the Rules’ has been extended to 17 May 2021. Guidance has also been clarified to show that BNO visa applicants applying from outside the UK should wait until they have received a decision on their application to travel to the UK.