21 November 2022: StatusNow does not give legal advice. We are passing on this very useful information that has been put together by our signatory organisation JCWI. Please follow the links below:
JCWI: Applying for a visa if you are undocumented
Are you in the UK without immigration status (a visa)? Getting regular status can be difficult, and there is lots of advice out there. Some of this advice is not up-to-date, and people may ask for lots of money for legal advice, even if they are not qualified to give it.
This page contains information about some of the ways that people without status can apply for a visa. This page was written in September 2022 and will be updated regularly.
This page has information on the different routes people can use to apply for status, and what kind of status people get if they are successful.
If you are in the UK without immigration status, you can call our helpline and get advice from an immigration lawyer for free. The helpline is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 and 13:00. You can call 020 7553 7470 to speak to somebody.
You can also contact your local Law Centre to ask for some advice. You can find your local Law Centre here.
This page contains advice on (click on the links):
Routes for people who have lived in the UK for a long time
Routes for people with a partner in the UK
Routes for people with a child in the UK
Read more here: https://www.jcwi.org.uk/routes-to-regular-immigration-status-for-people-who-are-undocumented