Private life claims
You can argue for leave to remain on the basis of your private life here if:
- You have been in the UK for over 20 years.
- You are a child under 18, have lived here for at least seven years and it would not be reasonable to expect you to leave.
- You are a young person aged 18-25 who has lived in the UK for at least half of their life.
- You are over 18, have spent less than 20 years in the UK, but there would be significant obstacles to reintegration to the country you would be removed to
The team at Ashwood Solicitors can work with you to get evidence of these facts and make an application to the Home Office.
If you are the spouse or partner of a British or settled person or the parent of British or settled children, you may be able to argue that your removal from the UK would be a disproportionate interference with the family life that you have established. At Ashwood Solicitors, we will work with you to create a picture of your life in the UK, collating documents showing your length of residence, the nature of your connections to the UK and the impact on your loved ones of removal.
If the Home Office has not previously considered these rights, you can usually expect a right of appeal should you be refused. Successful applicants are given 30 months of leave to remain on a ten-year route to settlement.
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Our team can advise you on how much our British citizenship fees are so you get a complete understanding of the cost, but we will also assess if you are eligible for Legal Aid. At Ashwood Solicitors, our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice; we also have a strong network of interpreters to cater to most languages to make communication easier.
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