ILR as a Victim of Domestic Violence – Set (DV) Application

This application is for individuals who are in the UK, on the basis of being a partner of a British or settled person, who wish to remain in the UK, and have been subject to domestic violence; resulting in their relationship breaking down. A partner in this category is a Spouse, Civil Partner or Unmarried Partner. The UK Government have permitted a probationary period of leave for the purpose of granting ILR to the victim of domestic violence.

Domestic violence is defined as any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship, or between family members; irrespective of their gender or sexuality. The violence could be psychological, physical, sexual or emotional. It could include female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour-based violence’. Within this category an Adult is a person over the age of 18 and family members refers to father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister and grandparents.

If you are destitute, you may be exempt from paying the Home Office application fee for your ILR application. Sufficient evidence to prove this would need to be provided.

Call us on 0207 887 1916, email or complete the online contact form. Alternatively get in touch on Skype, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to discuss your options as a victim of Domestic Violence.

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