According to paragraph 401 of the Immigration Rules, a stateless person is a person who:

  • satisfies the requirements of Article 1(1) of the 1954 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, as a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law;
  • is in the United Kingdom; and
  • is not excluded from recognition as a Stateless person under paragraph 402.

According to paragraph 402 of the Immigration Rules, a person is excluded from recognition as a stateless person if there are serious reasons for considering that they:

  • are at present receiving from organs or agencies of the United Nations, other than the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, protection or assistance, so long as they are receiving such protection or assistance;
  • are recognised by the competent authorities of the country of their former habitual residence as having the rights and obligations which are attached to the possession of the nationality of that country;
  • have committed a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity, as defined in the international instruments drawn up to make provisions in respect of such crimes;
  • have committed a serious non-political crime outside the UK prior to their arrival in the UK;
  • have been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Applications For Leave To Remain By Stateless Persons

Applications By Family Members Of Stateless Persons