If you have resided in the UK for a significant period of time, then it may be possible to regularise your status by making an application under the long residence provisions.
The immigration rules require that you have accrued 10 years lawful residence if you wish to make an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Alternatively, there is a stipulation in the rules that you can regularise your status if you have stayed in the UK for 20 years unlawfully.
These applications are notoriously difficult, so expert advice is required. Please contact our team of specialist immigration lawyers for assistance on 0141 429 8166 or by completing our online contact form.
Even if you have not accumulated 20 years of unlawful residence, then it may still be possible to regularise your status on human rights grounds. This will depend on your individual circumstances.
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