Appendix Long Residence has replaced existing provisions in Part 7 (rules 276A-276D) of the Immigration Rules. Appendix Long Residence includes a policy change whereby applicants must have had their current permission for one year (or have been exempt from immigration
control within the 12 months immediately before their application) to qualify for settlement on this route. This aligns the requirements of this route with wider requirements for settlement.

Appendix Long Residence also includes changes to standardise the conditions for grants of temporary permission to stay on the Long Residence route.

Furthermore, the Home Office UKVI is making amendments to Appendix Continuous Residence such that;

  • those applying under Appendix Long Residence cannot count time spent in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.
  • those applying under Appendix Long Residence will not break their continuous residence period if, on or after 24 November 2016, they had left the UK with permission and returned with permission (even if on a different route), provided they did not exceed the absence period of 180 days in any 12 month period, or 184 days at any one time if these absences were taken before 11 April 2024 as a transitional arrangement.
  • those applying under Appendix Long Residence will break their continuous residence if they are subject to removal directions under section 10 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • An applicant will break their continuous residence where they are removed from the UK or deported or leave the UK after their permission had expired and were refused permission.
  • To reflect policy relating to the Coronavirus Extension Concession, time spent in the UK between 1 August 2020 and 31 August 2020 counts as lawful residence where the applicant had permission immediately before that date. 

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