Human Rights and Long Residence

The right to a family and private life is protected by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Understanding how that right is incorporated into the Immigration Rules and how it is interpreted by the Home Office and the Courts is not always easy and it is vital to get clear and realistic advice about your options before making an application on ‘human rights grounds’.

Those without immigration status in the UK face what has been described as a ‘hostile environment’ and can feel very vulnerable.  Our team will take time to sit down and obtain a detailed history from you so we understand your situation in full. 

We will then advise you about your options and, should you wish to go ahead with an application to the Home Office, we will ensure it is presented in the strongest way possible, with all relevant supporting evidence.  If we believe your case has little chance of success, we will be honest in our advice so you know exactly where you stand and can make a fully informed decision about how to proceed.

Because of the nature of these cases, we suggest you begin with a one off initial consultation to discuss your options. At that appointment we will get a clearer picture of your case and we will be able to provide you with a tailored quote for our fees.  If you choose to instruct us to do the application, the initial consultation fee will be deducted from the overall fee for our services.

Long residence applications

Our team is able to assist with both 10 year and 20 year long residence applications.  In both cases we will take a detailed immigration history to ensure that you meet the key residence requirements and will advise you on what documents you need to provide to the Home Office and how best to present your case.

As well as a one off initial consultation for these cases, we offer a checking service for 10 year long residence applications, although this is not available for 20 year long residence applications due to their complexity.