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    Applications outside the immigration rules

    Applications outside the immigration rules refer to requests for immigration permission that do not fall within the standard categories and criteria set out in immigration law. These applications are made in exceptional circumstances, where the standard rules do not provide a solution or where there are compelling and compassionate reasons to grant immigration permission.

    When does it happen?

    Applications outside the immigration rules are made when the standard immigration rules do not provide a solution for an applicant’s situation. This may happen when the applicant has compelling and compassionate reasons for seeking immigration permission, such as exceptional personal or family circumstances, or in cases where there are other compelling reasons for granting permission.

    What’s the purpose of it?

    The purpose of applications outside the immigration rules is to provide a solution for individuals who do not meet the standard immigration criteria, but have exceptional circumstances that make them eligible for immigration permission. This helps to ensure that the immigration system is fair and flexible, and can provide a solution for individuals with unique and compelling circumstances.

    What is the process?

    The process for making an application outside the immigration rules typically involves the following steps:

    1. Gathering evidence: The applicant will need to provide evidence to support their case, including documentation and supporting statements from relevant individuals or organizations.
    2. Making the application: The applicant will need to submit a written application and the supporting evidence to the relevant immigration authorities.
    3. Assessment: The immigration authorities will review the application and consider all of the evidence provided.
    4. Decision: The immigration authorities will make a decision on the application and inform the applicant of their decision.

    Main recommendations

    To increase the chances of success when making an application outside the immigration rules, it is recommended to:

    • Thoroughly research the requirements and criteria for applications outside the immigration rules.
    • Provide detailed and well-prepared applications, with clear and concise information and supporting evidence.
    • Respond promptly to any requests for additional information or clarification.

    Seek the assistance of a qualified immigration professional, such as a lawyer or immigration adviser.

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