A person who has established his private and family life in the UK can apply to the Home Office, UKVI for permission to stay in the UK under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Before 9 July 2012, all the applications made under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) were considered by the Home Office outside the Immigration Rules and under the Discretionary Leave policy of the Home Office. However, Immigration Rules were changed and implemented on 9 July 2012 whereby any claim for Article 8 is now decided under the Immigration Rules.
Various applications which can be made by applicants under Article 8 of the ECHR include the following:
Applications on the basis of private life in the UK. Following are the various applications which can be made for permission to stay or extension of stay under the private life factor of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
20 Years Long Residence (10 Years Route To Settlement)
Child who has lived in the UK for 7 years continuously
A person who is over the age of 18 and under the age of 25 and has spent majority of his life in the UK
A person who is over the age of 18 and has lived less than 20 years in the UK but there would be very significant obstacles to his country of origin