Immigrants: Caribbean:Written question - 138435

Asked by Kate Green
(Stretford and Urmston)

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Asked on: 26 April 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Caribbean
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will require NHS numbers to be provided as evidence by applicants for free citizenship under the arrangements for the Windrush generation.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 04 July 2018

All cases will be treated on a case by case basis based on any evidence the applicant can provide and assessed on the balance of probability.

The Home Office will accept all sorts of documentation, including NHS numbers, to help build a picture of the applicant’s life in the UK.

Where applicants cannot provide evidence of their residence in the UK, the Home Office will work with them and other government departments to build a picture of their life in the UK to ensure they can confirm the applicant’s status.

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