A Mauritian gentleman is on a Tier 4 (General) visa and it is due to expire soon, he does not wish to study any further. During his time in the UK, he has established a serious relationship with a British lady but she does not earn the required £18,600.00 to sponsor him in order for him to remain in the UK. She has just found out that she is pregnant by him and the couple want to remain together in the UK to continue their relationship and for the Mauritian gentleman to help raise his child, as part of a family unit.
Client Instructed Greenfields Solicitors:
Greenfields Solicitors represents the client by submitting an application to the Home Office on his behalf, requesting that he be granted leave to remain in the UK outside of the immigration rules, on the basis of his British girlfriend being pregnant and as the child will automatically acquire British citizenship. A case is lodged under article 8, right to private and family life and with reference to the best interests of the child.
Visa is Granted.
The Home Office make a decision on the application within a matter of months and the client is granted 2.5 years discretionary leave to remain in the UK to continue his private and family life with his partner who has since given birth to their first child. He will be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the future.