Country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Year 2002
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In 2002, Rule 289A (the domestic violence concession) was introduced in the Immigration Rules to enable an applicant who has limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as the spouse, unmarried partner, registered civil partner or same sex partner of a British citizen or person present and settled in the United Kingdom and whose marriage or relationship breaks down during the two year probationary period as a result of domestic violence, to be granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. To support the introduction of the rule in 2002, the Secretary of State has published Immigration Directorate Instructions.

Full Text

Rule 289A (Domestic Violence Concession)

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the United Kingdom to the questionnaire on violence against women