Information about the entire UK immigration system can be found on GOV.UK. Below are some of the sections most relevant to statelessness.
- The Immigration Rules Part 14: Stateless persons. Paragraphs 401-406 contain the rules for applications to stay in the UK as a stateless person. Paragraph 407-409 contain the rules for indefinite leave to remain as a stateless person. Paragraphs 410-416 contain the rules for the family members of stateless person.
- Home Office guidance: Stateless leave (2019). Caseworker guidance that sets out how the Home Office will apply the Part 14 rules.
- Form FLR(S). The online application form to apply to stay in the UK as a stateless person.
- Stateless person's travel document. How to apply for a travel document.
- Home Office guide - Registration of a stateless person. Guidance on who can register as a British citizen on the basis of being stateless. It is particularly relevant for stateless children born in the UK.
- Claiming asylum in the UK. How to apply and the process.
- Exceptional case funding. How to apply for this form of legal aid.
- Country policy and information notes. Country of origin information produced by the Home Office.
These two handbooks contain information on statelessness and best practice for both lawyers and governments.
- Statelessness and applications for leave to remain: A best practice guide (November 2016). Liverpool Law Clinic and ILPA. This is an invaluable and comprehensive guide for practitioners. It was published in 2016 and some parts that deal with rules that have changed are out of date.
- UNHCR Handbook on protection of stateless persons. UNHCR sets out what best practice for governments should look like.
The European Network on Statelessness is a civil society alliance committed to ending statelessness and ensuring that stateless people living in Europe are protected. They provide information on statelessness across Europe.
- Index on Statelessness - the index assesses how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness.
- Statelessness caselaw database - The database contains summaries of national and regional case law covering Europe, as well as international jurisprudence. The case summaries included in the database either directly concern the rights of stateless people or address other connected human rights issues that impact on people without a nationality.
Country policy and information notes. Country of origin information produced by the Home Office.
Conducting Country of Origin Information Research on Statelessness. Handbook produced by Asylos, a charity that conducts research for asylum claims worldwide.
Refworld. Access to the nationality laws of most countries.
Surviving Statelessness and trafficking: A Rohingya case study of intersection and protection gaps. Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion 2023.
- Stateless determination in the UK. UNHCR 2020.
- Statelessness in practice: implementation of the UK statelessness application procedure. University of Liverpool July 2018
- Ending Statelessness Within 10 years. UNHCR 2014
- Mapping statelessness in the UK. UNHCR 2011
- Shamima Begum: now stateless, but still deprived of her British citizenship. ENS March 2023.
- “It’s a terrible thing to lose hope”: Re-imagining Protection for Palestinians as Refugees and Stateless Persons ENS July 2022.
- Identifying the Stateless in Statelessness Determination Procedures and Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom International Journal of Refugee Law January 2021.
- Many stateless in UK face a tortuous road to recognition UNHCR April 2021
- The meaning of “admissible” in statelessness cases Free Movement November 2021.
- What are the UK Immigration Rules on statelessness? Free Movement March 2019.