The private life applications  are made by a person on the basis of private life established in the UK. The application for leave to remain on the basis of private life is made under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. The private life applications are considered as human rights applications under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (EHR) and refusal of such applications will normally attract an in-country right of appeal against the refusal of human rights claim unless the human rights claim is certified by the Home Office UKVI as manfistly unfounded.

Applications based on private life under paragraph 276ADE can only be made from inside the UK and one cannot submit such application from outside the UK. Furthermore, the private life route is a 10-year route to settlement. There is no 5-year route to settlement for those who seek to rely on their private life to remain in the UK. However, the Home Office UKVI has recently introduced an early settlement scheme for young adults who have lived at least half of thier life in the UK whereby an application for ILR can be made after 5 years of living in the UK lawfully.

Following are the various private life applications under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules for which our immigration solicitors can provide expert immigration advice and legal representations: