Private Life in the UK

For an initial consultation about the human right application for private life in the UK, call our immigration Solicitors at Connaught Law on 0203 909 8399 or contact us online.

A person who has lived in the UK continuously for ten years under the category of permission to stay on the grounds of private life in the UK can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). The applicant must continue to meet all the requirements previously satisfied at the time of his initial or extension application.

The requirements to be met for the grant of indefinite leave to remain on the grounds of private life in the UK are that:

  • the applicant has been in the UK with continuous leave on the grounds of private life for a period of at least 120 months;
  • the applicant meets the requirements of paragraph 276ADE;
  • the applicant has no unspent convictions;
  • the applicant has sufficient knowledge of the English language and sufficient
  • knowledge about life in the UK unless the applicant is under the age of 18 or aged 65 or over at the time the applicant makes the application; and
  • there are no reasons why it would be undesirable to grant the applicant indefinite leave to remain based on the applicant’s conduct, character or associations or because the applicant represents a threat to national security.

If the applicant does not meet the requirements for indefinite leave to remain on the grounds of private life in the UK only for one or both of the following reasons-

  • the applicant has an unspent conviction;
  • the applicant has not met the requirements of paragraphs 33B to 33G of the Immigration Rules,

The applicant may be granted further limited leave to remain on the grounds of private life in the UK for a period not exceeding 30 months, and subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State deems appropriate.

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