Workshop: Applications to lift the “no recourse to public funds” condition

In this small group workshop we focus on how to make applications to lift the “no recourse to public funds condition” for individuals with permission in the family or private life immigration categories.

CPD Points: 1.5
Length of course: 90 minutes

About this course

Increases in immigration application fees, the cost of living crisis and other unexpected events can make accessing public funds a lifeline for many individuals living in the UK.

Join us for an engaging workshop where we’ll be exploring how to make an application to lift the “no recourse to public funds” condition for those with limited leave to remain in the family or private life categories.

In this interactive session, we’ll cover:

  • the eligibility criteria for accessing public funds (including briefly covering the recent changes expanding eligibility beyond the family, private life and British national (overseas) routes),
  • what to consider when applying to lift the condition when the applicant is in the five year route to settlement,
  • the evidence required for applications,
  • what happens if the application is successful or refused, and
  • what can be done about delays.

Designed as a small online workshop, we are limiting attendance to a maximum of 12 attendees. Through case studies and expert guidance from the tutor, you’ll gain valuable insight into how to effectively prepare a successful change of conditions application as well as common problems and how to address them.


Sonia Lenegan is the Editor at Free Movement and a practising solicitor with well over a decade’s experience in immigration, asylum and judicial review work. Before joining Free Movement, Sonia was the Legal and Policy Director at Rainbow Migration and prior to that was the Legal Director of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA). Sonia has volunteered with The Unity Project since its inception.


Beginner to intermediate : This workshop is aimed at those advising and preparing change of conditions applications on behalf of people with immigration permission in the family and private life categories.

It will also be beneficial for other professionals working with migrants who, though not offering regulated legal advice, want more information about the options available for migrants at risk of destitution. This may include local authority employees and other charity staff.


The ticket cost is £100 + VAT for members, and £120 + VAT for non-members.

Members, to secure your discount, please log in to your Free Movement account before booking.

After the webinar, you will be emailed a copy of the presentation slides.

If you would like a certificate of attendance for your continuing professional development record, please email after the workshop has finished.

Refund policy: We understand that circumstances can change. Cancellation and refund is possible with no questions asked up to 7 days before the workshop is due to begin. Please contact 

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Members price:

£100 + VAT

Non-members price:

£120 + VAT

Date: 24 June 2024
Course length: 90 minutes
Time: 10:30-12:00

The webinar will take place over Zoom.

12 Places Available

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