Our expert immigration solicitors received news this week that a client had been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) despite having a complex immigration history. Our team were instructed this year to prepare and submit an ILR application for a client who had been lawfully residing in the UK for 10 years. The client had a previous visa refusal but had been residing lawfully and had qualified as a doctor in the UK. Our solicitors successfully guided the applicant through the application process and submitted detailed legal representations in support of his application.
The Case for Indefinite Leave to Remain
The Applicant had previously submitted an application which was refused because he submitted it without a qualified immigration solicitor and he had lack of knowledge. The UK immigration rules are complex and so its advisable to seek legal advice to avoid refusal.
Our solicitors made representations to the Home office highlighting that the Applicant met the UK immigration rules and submitted documentary evidence demonstrating the strength of his connections in the UK.
Qualifying for Settlement/Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK
If you have lived legally in the UK for a certain length of time, you may be able to apply for permission to settle in the UK. Settlement is also known as ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’. Our client mentioned above, met the 10 year long residence requirements set out in paragraph 276A and 276B of the Immigration Rules. he was able to clearly demonstrate that he has been residing lawfully in the UK for the last 10 years and has substantial connections to the UK including a job he loved and friends and family in the UK.
In order to be eligible for Settlement/Indefinite Leave to Remain you must:
- Spend a number of years in the UK, depending on your immigration status, before you can apply for permanent residency.
- Show that you will continue to meet the requirements of your current visa to be eligible for ILR.
- Have stayed in the UK for most of the time that you have held your Visa.
- Plan to remain present and settled in the UK.
- Pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test and have a speaking and listening qualification in English.
If you wish to apply for settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) our city of London Solicitors can help you with your visa application and queries. Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your visa application and ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence thereby leading to a successful application.
Contact us for a Successful Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain Application
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will be able to guide you through the process step by step and limit the possibility of failure by complying with the strict letter of the law. Please always call us for a free telephone assessment and free case assessment even if you wish to consider other advisers.
Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our legal case assessment form and we will get in touch or call us now on 0845 8622 529 for a free telephone assessment and free case assessment.