If you are currently in the UK on a spouse visa and your marriage or civil partnership has broken down due to domestic violence, then you could be eligible to make an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.
The definition of domestic violence and abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents showing controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse towards anyone aged 16 or over, who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a freephone 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support to women and can refer them to emergency accommodation.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is run in partnership between the charities Refuge and Women’s Aid. There are translation facilities if your first language is not English.
The helpline also offers help for callers with hearing difficulties.
Telephone: 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.
They provide emotional support and practical advice and can give you details of specialist services that can give you advice on housing, child contact, mental health and other issues.
Helpline: 0808 801 0327
Our specialist solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your application. They will take the time to discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.
Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.
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