UK Immigration Law
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What is your current immigration status in this country? VIsa? Indefinite Leave to Remain?
What do you want to apply for?
I'm afraid that an overstay means that you are now illegally in this country. If one wishes to apply for ILR on the basis of both legal/illegal lengths of time in this country then they would have to be able to prove 14 years residency in this country. This is not something I could recommend aiming for because there is speculation that this may be taken away by the new government.
A length of overstay is not grounds for refusal if you were to apply for a fiance/spouses/unmarried partners visa. In the event that your application on one of these grounds did not contain any other defects then it could not be rejected on the basis of the overstay alone.
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Are you in a married, engaged or in a relationship having cohabited with that person for over two years?
Does your spouse/fiance/partner have ILR or UK citizenship?
Then you will not be able to make an application until you are in one of those relationships previously mentioned.
If you intend to be married to a UK citizen/person with ILR then the criteria is as follows for a fiance visa and is largely the same for a spouses visa, you would have to show that:-
Needless to say, the relationship/marriage must be genuine.
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