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A person who is over the age of 18 and under the age of 25 can apply for leave to remain on the basis of his private life if he can show that he has spent at least half of his life living continuously in the UK.

You must be able to prove that you're:

  • between 18 and 24 and you’ve lived continuously in the UK for more than half your life
    25 or over and you’ve been in the UK continuously for 20 years
  • 18 or over and you’ve spent less than 20 years in the UK, but you’d find it hard to live in another country, eg because you have no friends or relationships there
  • under 18 and you’ve lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years, and it would be unreasonable to expect you to leave the UK

Extension

A person who is currently in the UK with leave to remain granted on the basis of living half of the life in the UK being a person over the age of 18 and under the age of 25 can apply for renewal of his leave to remain under this category. A successful applicant will be granted further leave to remain for 30 months under the 10 years route to settlement. An application for renewal of leave to remain on the basis of living half of the life in the UK is made using application form FLR (FP).

Indefinite Leave to Remain

A person who has spent 10 years in the UK continuously with leave to remain under the category of living of at least half of the life in the UK can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK on such basis. The category of living at least half of the life in the UK is 10 years route to settlement and therefore an application for ILR can only be made once a person has spent 10 years in the UK continuously with leave to remain under the category of living at least half of the life in the UK.

Need a legal advice?

UK immigration law is extremely complex and constantly changes. The UKVI has strict criteria relating to different types of visa. Therefore, it is essential you get the right legal advice from an expert UK immigration lawyer to make sure your application is successful, first time. We will guide you through every step of the process, putting you in the best place possible to get a good result.

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We offer a fixed price service, this means the price you are quoted does not change; We work on fixed fees basis unlike other firms who charge you for each and every call and letter.

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You will have direct access to our qualified lawyers, with in-depth knowledge of UK Immigration law. Upon instructing us you will be allocated an experienced lawyer who will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case.

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Immigration laws in the UK change frequently. Our team of lawyers are trained and are kept up to date on all the latest developments. We have a combined wealth of knowledge and experience. Our expert immigration lawyers can provide advice and the best possible option available for you.

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We are proud to claim that through our wealth of knowledge and experience we are able achieve the results that are needed. Our expert Lawyers put their full efforts in your case as we strongly believe in getting for you what you want.

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