How to apply for leave to remain as a victim of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a serious infringement of someone’s rights. It can affect men and women from any ethnic background and part of society, but migrants can be particularly vulnerable and unwilling to seek help because of their precarious status in the UK. In this guide we will look at how someone can apply for permission to remain in the UK as a victim of domestic violence. We will be looking at the rules under Appendix FM, the section of the Immigration Rules that deals with family immigration from outside the EU. Essentially, the Home Office will allow someone who has come to the UK under Appendix FM to stay in…

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