An application can be made to the Home Office on the grounds of a person’s Human Rights. Most applications which fall under this heading are on the basis of Article 3 and Article 8 rights. Article 3 rights are predominantly engaged when dealing with Asylum claims and Article 8 Rights are a person’s right to Family and Private life.
This applies to individuals who have

  • Lived continuously in the UK for at least 20 years (discounting any period of imprisonment); or
  • Is under the age of 18 years and has lived continuously in the UK for at least 7 years (discounting any period of imprisonment)
  • Is aged 18 years or above and under 25 years and has spent at least half of his life residing continuously in the UK (discounting any period of imprisonment)
  • Is aged 18 years or above, has lived continuously in the UK for less than 20 years (discounting any period of imprisonment) but has no ties (including social, cultural or family) with the country to which he would have to go if required to leave the UK.