The 7 years child residence route is for a child who has lived in the UK continuously for 7 years whilst the child is under the age of 18.

A child who has lived in the UK for 7 years continuously can apply for leave to remain on the basis of private life. Paragraph 276ADE(1)(iv) requires that the applicant must be under the age of 18 years and must have lived continuously in the UK for at least 7 years (discounting any period of imprisonment) and it should not be reasonable to expect the child to leave the UK.

The parents and siblings of the child can also apply for leave to remain along with the child who has lived in the UK for 7 years continuously. The child's private life and the child's best interests as envisaged under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 are the main basis for such application.

As specialist 7 years child residence solicitors, we can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following applications relating to 7 years child residence route: