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Guidance: Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK

Updated: We have set up an email alert service for Commonwealth citizens, including the Windrush generation.

This page provides more information on Commonwealth citizens in the UK who may not have documents demonstrating their right to be here (known as ‘Windrush’ cases). It sets out a series of scenarios, provides links to forms and guidance as well as information about what evidence can be provided as part of applications and contact information.

Freephone: 0800 678 1925

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

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Sign up for email updates on:

  • Home Office announcements relating to Commonwealth citizens, including the Windrush generation

  • next steps for those affected, including the compensation scheme and lessons learned review