The UK Immigration Rules are designed to cover the vast majority of circumstances in which you could be granted leave to remain because you are entitled to remain in the UK. However, there are also provisions for those who do not fit into a specific category and may allow some migrants to apply for leave to remain in the UK in exceptional circumstances.
Our team of immigration solicitors and barristers understand the complexity of such applications; the Immigration Rules, policies and Home Office guidance can be somewhat difficult to understand and case law is constantly changing. We have considerable experience of assisting clients in complex situations and understand that there are a number of reasons why a migrant may need to apply for leave to remain outside the Immigration Rules.
Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
Article 8 of the ECHR is one of the most important of the Convention rights. It provides the right to respect for four protected areas namely, private life, family life, home and correspondence. Our expert immigration solicitors and barristers have represented many clients who are unable to leave the UK for a variety of reasons such as they face disruption in their family life in the UK or if returned to their country of origin, they face racial, religious or sex discrimination.
We recognise that Article 8 is a qualified right which means in immigration matters, a public authority (such as the Home Office) can interfere with a migrants rights if it is in the interest of the wider community or to protect other people’s rights.
Our lawyers often consult with those who have been issued deportation and removal orders but are unable to leave the UK due to reasons such as they have a family who are present and settled and it would be unreasonable for them to leave the UK with the migrant.
Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)
The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) was introduced by the Home Office on 6 April 2015 and applies to temporary, non-EEA migrants who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months. Payment for IHS is collected by the Home Office and goes directly to the National Health Service (NHS).
If instructed, our team of expert lawyers can consider whether you will need to pay the IHS. If you wish to consider your options, please contact our team today and arrange a meeting with a qualified immigration solicitor who can advise you of your options.
Expert UK Immigration Solicitors
Our immigration solicitors can help you prepare an application for Further Leave to Remain outside the Immigration Rules / Discretionary Leave to Remain and have previously assisted clients who have been granted leave to remain in exceptional circumstances. Our expert team offer some of the following services:
- Consultation with an experienced immigration solicitor who can advise on whether you meet the eligibility requirements and the merits of your application;
- Tailored legal advice which will assist you in collating the documents required for an application; and
- Preparation of the relevant application forms and legal representations.
If you wish to have your documents checked by an expert immigration solicitor, please contact us so we can explore your options.
If you wish to discuss your matter confidentially, please contact a member of our immigration team today and book a consultation so we can explore your options with you.
We are a UK law firm based in Middle Temple, London and our solicitors are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Contact our professional personal immigration team today and we can offer you a consultation in person or via telephone or Skype so we can explore your options. You can leave us a message on our Contact Form or give us a call on 02071830570.