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5th Floor Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2PZ


Our Immigration lawyers are experienced in helping overstayers regularize their status and go from illegal immigrants to lawful in the United Kingdom.

As leading immigration lawyers and solicitors are aware, in recent years a number of new higher court decisions have been issued which provide great opportunity for those who had previously overstayed to become lawful in the United Kingdom.

Our immigration lawyers use best practice to ensure that these decision are used, where appropriate to gain best possible advantage for our clients.

Our good practice approach doesn’t end there. This is how we approach overstay cases:

1. Individual Merits

We believe every case is different, and everyone has a different reason for overstaying. We look at many factors when assessing and winning cases. We ensure that all family, private life, and other compassionate factors are looked at, so the UKBA treat our clients as individuals.

2. Never Giving Up

We strongly believe that the only way of winning these cases, is to work very hard and fight every step of the way. If genuine effort is put into a case, nothing is truly hopeless.

3. Transparency

Once we have assessed your case, we will be open with you about your chances of success. Once you have heard what we think, you can decide if you want to go ahead or not.

Summing up, whatever the position, if any person is an overstayer or is coming to the end of their visa, then they should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. An application can often be made to regularise status. These applications need a lot of hard work but once successful, applicants can truly enjoy the freedoms that the UK has to offer.

In order for us to evaluate your case and subsequently refer it to the relevant caseworker please ensure that you satisfy the criteria below, if you do then please send your enquiry to be processed accordingly.

If you have overstayed your visa in the United Kingdom there is still hope in applying for a visa however, the requirements for a strong prospect of success are quite stringent. If you have overstayed your visa in the UK however, you have a child in the UK regardless of your relationship status you may make an application for further leave to remain based on factors outside the immigration rules.

An integral part of the application is that;

– your child must be under the age of 18,

– your child is living in the UK and;

– your child is EITHER a British citizen or has lived in the UK for a continuous period of 7 years.

There are of course other factors that need to be considered however, they are subjective elements.

It is important to understand that there is no exhaustive list when making an application for further leave to remain once you have overstayed your visa, however, the above criteria shall ensure a relatively strong application being submitted. (Alternatively an application may also be made if you attain a severe medical which you are being treated for in the UK.)

Please contact our leading Immigration lawyers for more assistance or even for a friendly, confidential chat.

Westkin Associates

5th Floor, Maddox House,
1 Maddox Street
United Kingdom
0207 118 4546

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