Overstaying – Don’t Risk It..

british flagmapIt still remains a shame that some people came to the United Kingdom many years ago but in all this time they have not regularised there immigration status.  There are thousands of “unknowns” around us, even whole families, who are presently living in the United Kingdom without permission to do so from the UK government.  Overstaying is an offence and you leave yourself and possibly your family at risk at detention and forced removal (” deportation ” ) from the UK.

Previously, one way to obtain permission to live here, would be to show that the applicant had been in the United Kingdom continuously for 14 years – even without “papers”.  Even that was considered by most thinkers to be an extremely long time.  However, in 2012 the UK government extended this period from 14 years to 20 years.  However, in certain cases, permission to stay in the United Kingdom can be granted even if you have been here for less than 20 years and there are separate rules for children.

So if you’ve been “hiding out” for many years in the UK without permission, you should get specialist advice on your options.

Overstaying – Don’t risk it!

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Rachel Toussaint is a Consultant Solicitor at Rogols Consultancy, Birmingham UK.  She is a human rights advocate especially as it relates to immigration, family law & civic duty.  She is also a consultant for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In her blog she shares legal tips to empower clients to quickly and effectively resolve their legal disputes. http://www.racheltoussaint.wordpress.com

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Headed by Solicitor, Rachel Toussaint, we are a dedicated boutique niche law practice specialising in immigration for people who wish to come to the United Kingdom to visit friends or relatives; to study; to work or start a business; to join family members or people who are already in the UK and wish to stay here. We will carry out an initial free telephone assessment of your status and advise you on the best way forward to acheive your desired outcome. We have particular expertise in immigration that involves human rights and European law as it applies to the UK. Call 0121 448 9255 for your free "Immigration Status Check".

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