Apply for leave under the Private Life Long Residence Rules
If you do not have immigration leave in the UK (either because you entered the illegally or overstayed in the UK ) but you have lived here for a number of years, you may be able to apply for limited leave under the Private Life Long Residence rules. If you have overstayed your visa you will be considered as illegal in the UK.
The number of years that you need to have lived here varies, and it depends on your age and circumstances. In some cases it can be as much as 20 years but in other cases far less. These rules are complex.
20 year long residence UK will be applicable to most adults that have overstayed in the UK.
If the application is successful you will normally be receive leave for 30 months, and it may be possible to extend such leave. If you can extend your leave to make ten years in total (i.e. 120 months) you may then be able to apply for settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) on that basis. This means that, after the initial grant of leave, you will be required to extend your leave three times before you qualify for settlement.
Requirements for an application under the Private Life Long Residence rules
The main requirement is that you can prove that you have actually been in the UK for the period you claim. Your passport may provide evidence about this but in itself it is unlikely to be enough. You must collate together whatever evidence you may have.
What we can do for you for a successful application
Private Life Long Residence applications are very complex. But we will help you with collecting and collating the evidence that is relevant and putting together the strongest possible application. So if you are illegal in the UK and have overstayed 20 years in the UK, we will be able to help you.
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