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Immigration Human Rights

If you do not meet the requirements to be granted asylum or leave to remain in the UK under the Immigration Rules, you may still be able to apply for the right to stay in the UK if you need to stay here to protect your human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 [ECHR 1950]. A commonly citied right in immigration matters is the right to a family and private life which comes under Article 8 ECHR 1950, which was incorporated into UK law through the Human Rights Act 1998.

Exercise of human rights is not absolute and un-fettered, however, the Home Office decision-maker is obliged to place some weight on your human rights when considering an application. Human rights law, therefore, recognises that people have the right to a family and private life, but also recognises that the state has a legitimate expectation in exercising immigration control.

There are a few different situations in which you may wish to argue you have the right to remain in the UK because of your right to a family and private life. Your family life consists of relationships you have with members of your family. These can include relationships with your husband, wife, civil partner, long term partner or any children under 18 years old or any relatives who depend on you.

Your private life can include things like work or studies, your life with friends, neighbours and involvement within your local community if you are involved in any charitable activities or length of residence. It can also include any claims made on medical grounds.

Our immigration lawyers work tirelessly to provide their clients with an excellent service coupled with obtaining positive immigration results. Our team of top immigration lawyers strive to help you secure your rights to stay in the UK in the most challenging of situations.

We have a high success rate as UK immigration lawyers due to our expertise and in-depth understanding of our clients’ cases. At Vestra Lawyers we are proud to say that our clients come first.

Call us today on 0121 728 5999 / 0203 929 5999, or email us on to discuss your immigration case with a highly trained and skilled lawyer. Our friendly team are here to help you from your first point of contact until your case is concluded. Do not hesitate to get in touch today so that we can help you.

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