Initial Application - 20 Years Long Residence

Initial Application - 20 Years Long Residence

You can apply for initial leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence if you have lived in the UK continuously for 20 years whether legally or illegally. An application on the basis of 20 years long residence is considered under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. If the application is successful, the applicant is granted leave to remain for 30 months under 10 years route to settlement.

For the application to succeed under the 20 years long residence category, it is important that you substantiate your claim of 20 years long residence through documentary evidence proving continuous residence in the UK for at least 20 years. The Home Office can refuse the application if the continuity of residence has been broken in the past.

A person who is outside the UK cannot make an application on the basis of 20 years long residence in the UK. The 20 years long residence route is a 10-year settlement route. There is no 5-year route to settlement for those who seek to rely on their 20 years long residence to remain in the UK.

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As specialist UK British Citizenship Immigration lawyers, our team of lawyers have wealth of knowledge and experience to provide expert immigration advice and services for all types of UK Long Residence visa applications. You want to apply for UK Long Residence applications, please Contact our expert team of Long Residence applications lawyers for professional, honest, reliable, and affordable legal advice and services. AR UK Visa specialise in all types of Long Residence applications. Our expert team of UK Immigration lawyers and advisers can provide legal assistance at all stages of your Long Residence applications.

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Your UK immigration application is drafted, completed, and submitted online together with supporting evidence and UK visa application fee. We collate your supporting documents which we upload on UKVCAS Portal. We schedule an appointment with the UK Visa Application Centre UKVCAS for enrolment of your biometrics for processing your Long Residence application for processing your UK immigration visa application.

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