Private life – Leave to remain – Child

Paragraph 276 ADE of the Immigration Rules allows leave to remain on the basis of private life in the UK. This is particularly important for someone whose stay in the UK is not on a lawful foundation. People who having met certain conditions shall be able to regularize their stay and eventually can apply for settlement and citizenship. As per Paragraph 276ADE, if you are:

  • under 18 and you have lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years (discounting any period of imprisonment), and it would be unreasonable to expect you to leave the UK;
  • between 18 and 24 and you have lived continuously in the UK for more than half your life (discounting any period of imprisonment);
  • 18 or over and have spent less than 20 years (discounting any period of imprisonment) in the UK and you would face very significant problems if you have to live in the country you would have to go to. For example, you do not speak the language and could not learn it;
  • 25 or over and you have been in the UK continuously for 20 years (discounting any period of imprisonment);

It is to remembered that this route as an opportunity for children who are in the UK unlawfully as a result of their parents’ precarious or unlawful immigration status.

Paragraph 276ADE along with Section 117B of the British Nationality Act 2002 now takes into consideration of Article 8 of ECHR in respect of a person who has a child who has lived in the UK for at least 7 years.

The application is to made online. There are fees to pay. If the applicant is unable to pay the fees, he can apply for fee-waiver. Although it is difficult to satisfy the conditions for fee-waiver, it is possible to secure one provided applicant’s condition is professionally addressed.

In Immigration 2 UK, we shall process your application error-free and make sure your application succeeds without any difficulty. You can contact us by email, WhatsApp, or Skype. We are very much considerate about the client’s situation and therefore it is our policy to extend professional help with utmost empathy.