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Guidance: Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances

Uk Visas Immigration

September 2
12:07 2020

Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances

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If you have made an application for leave to remain and you:

  • have not yet received a decision
  • consider you are in need of recourse to public funds
  • are eligible to apply for a change of conditions, or will be eligible if your application is granted

you need to complete a change of conditions application.

Immigration staff guidance on how to decide applications or claims for leave to enter or remain on the basis of family life as a partner or parent, private life or exceptional circumstances in compliance with Article 8 (right to family and private life of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)).

Published 25 July 2019
Last updated 2 September 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to reflect a change to the key dates.

  2. Added information for users with a pending application for leave to remain.

  3. Updated document to reflect family position on COVID-19.

  4. Changes to the appeals section.

  5. Updated guidance.

  6. Updated guidance.

  7. Updated guidance.

  8. Updated family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances guidance.

  9. The words (except where entry is being granted as a fianc, fiance or proposed civil partner) have been deleted from the end of the first paragraph in "Decision to grant entry clearance or leave to remain as a partner on a 5 or 10-year route".

  10. Updated version of the guidance document published.

  11. Updated document.

  12. First published.

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