When many immigrants receive their temporary resident permit, they just get on with their lives and forget to note the fact that what they have is temporary not permanent resident permit.
As an immigrant when you are granted temporary resident permit, the joy of having achieved that after years of being illegal might make some people forget that the two years will pass quicker than they think.
This is why is very essential the first thing you do when you receive confirmation of your temporary resident permit from the Home Office is to seek legal advice.
This might sound counter intuitive.
When you receive your temporary resident permit why should you seek legal advice?
The reason for that is the resident permit is temporary which means it has a time limit on it.
Meaning it has to be renewed.
When the time for renewal arises if the purpose for which the resident permit was granted no longer exist, the Home Office could choose not to renew your resident permit.
For example if your temporary resident permit was based upon marriage or civil partnership, if at the time of renewal you are no longer with your spouse or partner, the purpose for which your resident permit was granted no longer exist.
There are lots of case of immigrants travelling out of the country on holiday when they arrive at the airport, they are denied entry because their spouse or partner has written the Home office to say that the relationship no longer exist.
There are students who have had their visas cancelled because they worked longer hours than is stipulated as part of their visa condition.
But you will not know most of this things if you do not seek legal advice.
Think about this yourself, when was the last time you read the terms and conditions of services you receive?
You just take them at face value and hope that nothing goes wrong.
It is the job of immigration lawyers to read all of the fine prints from the Home Office which is why you cannot afford the risk of relying on yourself.
It might end up been a very costly mistake.
The very first thing you need to do when you receive your temporary resident permit is seek legal advice.
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