Returning Resident visas
If you are a returning resident wishing to travel to the UK you will only be able to do so without a visa if you have evidence of your immigration status in the UK to present on departure (i.e. Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)). This must be in the form of an original endorsement in a current/previous passport, an original paper vignette or a biometric residence permit, with a current valid passport. Home Office correspondence, driving licences etc are not acceptable evidence for travel.
If you have lost your documentation (e.g. ILR stamp) or you have been away from the UK for more than two years you must apply for a Returning Resident visa.
For a Returning Resident visa you must:
You must also provide the following evidence;
Lost Biometric Residence Permit?
Settled in the UK prior to 1973
You may still qualify for a Returning Resident visa even if you do not have an Indefinite Leave to Remain stamp. You will need to provide evidence of your settled status as of 1 January 1973 (e.g. passport containing the original entry stamp) andevidence of your continued residence since this date. This evidence should be from a variety of sources and cover the complete period of residence in the UK.
All applications must be made at the Visa Application Centre. www.vfsglobal.co.uk/jamaica
For further information on Returning Resident visas visit www.gov.uk/returning-resident-visa