Extension Leave to Remain 20 Years Long Residence if you have lived in the UK continuously for 20 years, it can be combined as lawful or unlawful or only unlawful but you need to provide evidence that you have been living in the United Kingdom.
Granting an extension under 20 Years Long Residence
A leave must be granted to the applicant leave to remain on the basis of long residence if the
the applicant meets all of the requirements of paragraph 276A2 of the Immigration Rules
and the requirements as applied in the Immigration Act 2014 including the
Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015. This includes applicants who have applied for indefinite leave to remain but are unable to meet 276B (iii) and/or (iv) which say that the applicant:
• does not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal
• has sufficient knowledge of the English language, and about life in the UK,
unless they are under the age of 18 or aged 65 or over at the time they make their application
• Extension requirements
• Immigration Rules 276A-276D
• General grounds for refusal
If the applicant has less than 20 years of residence in the UK, leave must be granted 2 years
of leave to remain on the same condition code they had in their previous grant of leave.
This applies even where the applicant would not qualify for further leave in that category if they were to apply separately for it, or if that category no longer exists.
To ensure that the applicant is granted leave with the same conditions when using condition codes 2/4 or 4B, check the conditions code table.
If the applicant has more than 20 years of residence in the UK the grant of leave must not contain any restrictions on employment.
The extension of leave to remain is granted under paragraph 276A2 of the long residence category of the Immigration Rules, and not as an extension of their previous category of leave to remain. Applicants must therefore meet the leave-to-remain rules for long residence and not the leave-to-remain rules for their previous category.
Please note if you have been granted an extension of stay on an application made before 9
July 2012 then you will remain subject to the rules that were in force on 8 July 2012, this means that you should be granted leave under the Immigration that was in place at that point of time, i.e. 14 years long residence.
Contact our team of expert Immigration Solicitors in London if you are willing to apply for Extension Leave to Remain 20 Years Long Residence.