OJN Solicitors
"keeping the law simple, affordable and precise"

OJN Solicitors
"keeping the law simple, affordable and precise"

OJN Solicitors
"keeping the law simple, affordable and precise"

Long Residence

The long residence and private life routes within the Immigration Rules are for those applying for further leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain (ILR) on the basis of the length of time they have spent living in the UK.

The long residence route covers persons who have been lawfully in the UK for a continuous period of at least 10 years. If they can meet the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK (KoLL) requirements, and there is no reason for the application to be refused under the general grounds of refusal, they can apply for ILR.

The private life route was introduced on 9 July 2012, and represents the government’s interpretation of the protection that the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), art 8 (art 8) should offer to persons in relation to private life claims.

Neither route permits dependants to apply with the main applicant, although dependants can apply in their own right. For example, if a husband and wife have both been in the UK lawfully for 10 years continuously, they would each need to submit their own separate applications under the long residence provisions. Their children would have to either submit their own applications (if they met the Immigration Rules in their own right), or apply for further leave to remain under Appendix FM as the child of a person settled in the UK once the parents’ applications have been successful.

If you need help with your immigration matters, our qualified immigraton solicitors will be happy to advise you on the options available to you under all categories of the Immigration Rules and give a frank, honest assessment on the potential of your case.

Our Immigration Solicitors provide competent, confidential legal advice regarding your case and are able to offer effective legal representation.



OJN Solicitors - Enfield (Head Office)
12 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6EB
Tel: 0203 232 2135
Fax: 0208 342 1648
Mob: 07587 132 604

About the Firm

OJN Solicitors was established in April 2006 to provide efficient, cost effective legal services to businesses and individuals.

Since then, the firm has quickly built up a solid reputation within the UK and overseas for providing its clients with first rate professional legal services.

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