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 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.