Gentili Stark
Gentili Stark

Private Life in the UK - Limited Leave to Remain

If you have been living in the UK for several years, you may be able to make an application to remain in the UK on the basis of your private life.

Private Life in the UK – Limited Leave to Remain

Private life in the UK: Obtain a UK visa based on Private life

We are able to help you legalise your stay in the UK, even if your circumstances might be seen as hopeless, your stay is difficult to evidence, or you would face significant obstacles to your integration into the country you would have to go to if required to leave the UK.

The private life route is a 10- year route to settlement and is only open to people already in the United Kingdom.

You must be able to prove that you are:

  • under 18 and you have lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years, and it would be unreasonable to expect you to leave the UK.
  • between 18 and 24 and you have lived continuously in the UK for more than half your life.
  • 18 or over, have spent less than 20 years in the UK and would face very significant obstacles to integrate in the country you’d have to go to – those obstacles will exist where you can demonstrate that you would be unable to establish a private life in the country of return, or where establishing a private life in the country of return would entail very serious hardship for you.
  • 25 or over, and you have been in the UK continuously for 20 years.

If the Home Office approves your application, you will be granted limited leave to remain in the UK for 30 months, which you would need to renew. After you have completed 120 months (10 years) of lawful and continuous residence in the UK on the grounds of your private life you may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (Hyperlink) which would path your way to British Citizenship (Hyperlink) if you wish to.

Our Limited Leave to Remain Fees

Our fees depend on the complexities of your case, your immigration history and urgency. Before we take your instructions, we will agree on the fee with you. Our Limited Leave to Remain fees range from £ 3,500 to £ 5,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

We provide tailored solutions for our clients. For details on our services and fees, please see here.

To find out how we can help you today, contact us on 07968 902362 or e-mail We will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

What our clients say

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I just wanted to say thank you for your help with the British citizenship.
You were very helpful and communicated well with me and made me feel at ease. You were with me all through the process. Thank you
I would recommend this solicitor for help with becoming a British citizen

Dorothy Quaye
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Stephane is the most considerate person and ensures that cases win. He explains every step of the process throughly and makes sure that I understand decisions I make to the highest extent. He also charges a reasonable price for the high level of work done. Moreover Stephane is a kind individual who makes everything understandable and easy to follow. Knowing that Stephane is handling a case is very reassuring. He is the reason why I can live with my son.

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I cannot recommend Gentili-Stark enough they spent time on my case, they advised me each step of the way while also preparing all the necessary documents.
They always explained all the steps clearly, all the communication was spot-on and without any delay. I recommend getting in touch with them, truly a fast, friendly & very professional team.

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As a writer of expert medico-legal reports in the immigration and asylum context, I have worked with Stephane Gentili over several years. I have been very impressed both by his commitment to his clients and by the thoroughness of his work. 

Professor Cornelius Katona MD FRCPsych
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Thank you so much for all the work you did on my case, if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. Your dedication makes you the best lawyer I’ve ever come across and I just want to thank you so so much.

Ijeoma and Family

Why with us?

We are here for you. You can call us outside office hours. We can give you peace of mind.
We have specialised in UK immigration law for 20 years.
We will take the time to get to know you to find the right legal solution for you.
We have happy clients. Our success rate is very high.
There are no surprises. Our fees are transparent and agreed upon with you before we start working.
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