Is it possible to abandon a UK settlement visa if you move?
March 26, 2012 5:43 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to abandon your UK settlement visa?
posted by caoimhe to Law & Government (2 answers total)
More UK immigration questions! I am currently living in the UK, but may be moving outside of the EU for a few years. I know in the US, if you leave for years, immigration may deem you to have "abandoned" your green card, and can be quite vigilant about this. Is the same true of UK immigration?
In short, if I have a permanent settlement visa and leave for, say, five years -- will I have to reapply for a new one?