If someone entered the UK as an asylum seeker, made an application to remain in the UK but after ten years heard that their application to remain was turned down, can they still be considered to have been in the country legally for those ten years that have passed?
Ok, I am asking for a third party so I do not have all the details right now. I know they were given a laminated card with their photo on it and their asylum status written on it. I myself saw it. They want to know if they could now apply to remain on the basis that they have been in the country for 10 years. Is there a way?
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If they remained in the country another 4 years would they qualify under Human Rights to remain?
They claim no benefits, work hard, and want to pay taxes.
They have no children but they want to start a family.
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