You might be able to apply to make your stay in the UK legal if you are living here illegally. If you came to the UK without permission or your permission to stay has run out, you are living here illegally.
You can also get help if you want to go back to your home country.
If you can’t properly live in the UK but choose to stay, life could be hard for you. You can be charged for some NHS care or taken into custody and sent back to your home country. You could be mistreated at work or have trouble finding a place to live.
Whether or not you can lawfully live in the UK depends on your situation. If you try to apply more than 14 days after your visa expired, you are likely to be refused. If you don’t know when your leave ends, you can look at your biometric residence card or passport.
You may be able to apply to stay in the UK if:
- it would be very hard for you to live in the country you would be in, like if you didn’t have work, education, family, or friends, or if you wouldn’t be accepted back there.
- you’ve lived in the UK for 20 years or more. you’re 18 to 25 and have lived in the UK for at least half of your life.
- you can’t return to the country because you’d be persecuted or seriously harmed, like if you’d be tortured.
- If your kids are living in the UK illegally, you should find out if you can make an application for them. If they haven’t applied for British citizenship or permission to stay, they will be living illegally.
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