The secretary of state (Home Office) considers the private life of the applicant in the United Kingdom and grants them further leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain on the basis of private life established in the United Kingdom.

To apply on the basis of private life (private life applications):

You must be able to prove;

a) That you are under 18 and you have lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years, and
it would be unreasonable to expect you to leave the UK.

b) That you are between 18 and 24 and you have lived continuously in the United Kingdom for more than half your life.

c) That you are 18 years or over 18 years and have spent less than 20 years in the United Kingdom and would have very significant problems living in the country you would have to go.

d) That you are 25 years old or more and you have been in the United Kingdom continuously for 20 years Your family member can also apply at the same time as you.

Private life application can lead to indefinite leave to remain:

An applicant must meet the following requirements for the grant of indefinite leave to remain on the basis of private life in the UK:

a) The applicant has been in the UK with continuous leave on the grounds of private life in the United Kingdom for at least 120 months:

b) You must not have any unspent convictions

c) You must meet the requirement of paragraph 276ADE

d) Must provide sufficient knowledge of the English language and Life in the UK

Why Choose Asher & Tomar Solicitors:


Our team of expert Immigration Solicitors based in London and Cardiff can advise and represent your complex immigration matter (private life applications) at every stage from the home office, immigration tribunals, upper tribunal field house, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

Our expert Immigration Solicitors will endeavor to deliver the best outcome of your complex immigration matter and have dealt with numerous refusals within the United Kingdom.