What are the 10 and 20 year rules on long residence in the UK? By Colin Yeo

Video the rule in 60 seconds The Immigration Rules allow people to apply to remain in the UK on the basis of long residence. Those here lawfully can apply for indefinite leave to remain following 10 years’ continuous lawful residence in the UK. Those who had periods of overstay can apply for limited leave to …

How to apply for leave to remain as a bereaved partner By Nicholas Webb

Credit: Taylor Hernandez on Unsplash This post is about what happens to a migrant who is in the UK on a partner visa if their sponsor passes away. If their partner dies before the migrant becomes settled, the last thing on their mind will be their immigration status. However, as status as a partner is …

Leave to remain application date: how to calculate it and why it is important By Nath Gbikpio

You’ve left extending your visa until the last minute and are now in danger of missing the deadline. Does this matter and is there anything you can do about it?The answer to the first question is a resounding yes. Fortunately, in some cases, the answer to the second question can also be yes — there …

Satisfying the Immigration Rules enough for Article 8 success By Paul Erdunast

The test for an Article 8 claim to stay in the UK within the Immigration Rules is whether there are “insurmountable obstacles” to continuing family life outside the UK. But even if an applicant does pass this test, there is a further hurdle: whether removal is disproportionate. An important question here is what weight the …