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Private Life Application for Adults, Scotland

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Everyone has the right to respect for their “private and family” life, according to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. However, these rights can be overruled by the Government if it is in the public interest.

The Home Office has set out limited circumstances where it will allow applicants to remain in the UK based on their private life, to ensure that immigration rules are compliant with the ECHR.

The Home Office can also grant Discretionary Leave to Remain, outside of usual immigration rules.

Experienced immigration lawyers at Jones Whyte can help if you are making a private life application for adults. 

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Making private life application

If your stay in the UK no longer has a lawful basis, you can make a private life application for adults.

This application will be based on your private life and residency in the UK. The applicant must prove that there are compelling circumstances preventing them from leaving the UK.

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As each application will be based on individual circumstances, there are no set rules. Instead, the Home Office will consider each application on its own merits.

That’s why it is so important to work with an experienced immigration lawyer when making a private life application for adults. 

Our immigration lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help ensure your application highlights what the Home Office is looking for.

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Application process

Private life applications can only be made if you are currently in the UK.

You don’t need to have valid immigration status, although a private life application for adults should be considered a last resort when other types of applications are not possible.

The application is made online, and it is vital that the correct documentation is included. Private life applications should include information such as family members, length of residence and examples of why it is in the public interest for the application to succeed.

This is why it is important to seek advice from specialist immigration lawyers when making a private life application.

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