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Grenfell Tower: Fires

Question for Home Office

UIN 124565, tabled on 23 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been provided to bereaved family members of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on the extension of their leave to remain in the UK to enable them to continue to participate in the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

29 January 2018

Bereaved family members of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, may be eligible to extend their stay in the UK under a dedicated relatives’ policy, published on 11 October. Details of who is eligible under the policy can be found in the published guidance here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/grenfell-tower-handling-relatives-immigration-cases.

Otherwise relatives should include evidence of their participation in the public inquiry when they apply to extend their leave to remain in the UK in their relevant immigration category. The Home Office will ensure that all those who are required to provide evidence in person, or who need to be in the UK to participate in the inquiry, are able to do so.

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