Victims of domestic violence with immigration uncertainties are often in the harrowing position of not only being emotionally or physically abused by a family member or partner; but often isolated and worried about whether they are allowed to stay in the UK legally. There is a provision within the UK Immigration Law to enable someone with limited leave on the basis of marriage to regularise their stay if their marriage has broken down during the two year probationary period as a result of Domestic Violence. In order to qualify under this rule you must have been granted leave to remain as a spouse for two years. At the beginning of the two years you and your partner must still have been together. The relationship must also now have permanently broken down as a result of the domestic violence.
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