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The immigration team at David Gray is fully operational and working from home to help and advise you on all areas of immigration law by telephone, email or videoconference. Please contact us by email or call Molly on 0191 232 9547.


It is possible to make an application to the Home Office for Leave to Remain for those living in the UK who have established a private life in the UK.

Private life applications can be complex in nature. Ahead of proceeding it is important that an applicant has a good understanding of the requirements of both the relevant statutory provisions and the Immigration Rules that need to be met and also of how the Home Office assesses these types of applications.

Key to success is ensuring that the necessary supporting documentation is prepared and submitted to establish a claim to private life.
Our specialist team in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields have many years’ experience in dealing with these types of applications.

We can advise on initial applications, extensions of stay and Indefinite Leave to Remain. We can also advise on challenging decision where applications are refused.

Contact Us

You can talk to Molly Beattie by telephone on 0191 232 9547 (ext. 1306) or contact her by email to molly.beattie@davidgray.co.uk

Alternatively, you can book an appointment and visit us at one of our North East offices:

Newcastle:

56 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU 

South Shields:

142 Fowler Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1PZ

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