I am a victim of Domestic Violence. What should I do?

It may be possible for you to make an application for indefinite leave to remain on the basis that you are a victim of domestic violence (SET(DV)). It may also possible for you to make an application for a  Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC) which is a temporary grant of leave to allow you time to prepare your SET(DV) application fully and have access to public funds during this time.

The Home Office have confirmed that supporting evidence for these applications, which are normally sent by post, can now be sent to Livset6enquiri@homeoffice.gov.uk to ensure that applications are continuing to be processed during this period. Applications may still be delayed as UKVCAS centres have only recently reopened and there is the need to provide biometrics with an application. However, we have been informed that some DDVC applications are being processed quickly and without the need for biometrics.

You should take advice on your ability to meet the requirements and the evidence required for this application before submitting to the Home Office.