No EU citizenship, no extended family members By Iain Halliday

In Sabina Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1878 the Court of Appeal considered whether an extended family member, hoping to stay in the UK with their EEA citizen sponsor, can do so when the sponsor only acquired that citizenship after the extended family member entered the UK. The answer is no, they can’t. …

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 …

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