Right To Stay In The Uk

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coffeeman | 11:33 Wed 11th Nov 2020 | Law
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My Norwegian wife of 28 years was granted indefinite right to stay in the UK when we got married and she moved here. There was a stamp confirming this in her passport. Since then she has had several new passports and the original one with the stamp in was kept by the Norwegian
passport offices and probably destroyed .
We have never lived outside of the UK and only visited Norway during school holidays . I am a British born citizen and passport holder.
Does she have to apply again or would we be able to track down any record of her indefinite right to stay here.
Many thanks in advance for any advice


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See "How do I prove that I have Indefinite Leave to Remain?" and "What if I do not have a document to prove that I have ILR?" here:

This might then become relevant:
Did she not take out British citizenship when you got married?
I read of a case involving a Dutch woman in your wife's UK status position who either was separated from her husband or widowed, she has at least one daughter/child who lives in the UK. She asked the Home Office to confirm she would be OK after Brexit, able to remain in the UK at will. She was told her Indefinite Leave to Remain had "expired". It is clear that the Home Office takes the meaning of "Indefinite" to be "undetermined" (not decided) as opposed to "without end".

With full respect for Chris' suggestion, I would not expect any UK authority/institution to keep records, certainly not reliable/accurate ones - they destroyed the Windrush paper records to free up storage space, apparently never thinking to scan them first.

Danny13, why on Earth would she, she already has/had a more useful passport ?

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