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If you have made an application for leave to remain and you:
have not yet received a decision
consider you are in need of recourse to public funds
are eligible to apply for a change of conditions, or will be eligible if your application is granted
Immigration staff guidance on how to decide applications or claims for leave to enter or remain on the basis of family life as a partner or parent, private life or exceptional circumstances in compliance with Article 8 (right to family and private life of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)).
Updated information on EEA citizens in the UK with limited leave under Appendix EUSS and application of rules for Irish citizens.
Updated family life exceptional circumstances.
Updated guidance to reflect a change to the key dates.
Added information for users with a pending application for leave to remain.
Updated document to reflect family position on COVID-19.
Changes to the appeals section.
Updated family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances guidance.
The words ‘(except where entry is being granted as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner)’ have been deleted from the end of the first paragraph in "Decision to grant entry clearance or leave to remain as a partner on a 5 or 10-year route".
Updated version of the guidance document published.