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This page explains immigration status on the basis of the right to respect for family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. You can also read our fact sheets on Article 8 and the right to private life.
Applying as the parent of a child in the UK
Applying as the child of a settled parent
Applying as a partner of a British or settled person
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