Our expert team of immigration lawyers were recently instructed to assist in the preparation and submission of an Indefinite Leave to Remain application for an Applicant who had spent a continuous period of 5 years lawfully in the UK as a Tier 2 migrant.
The Applicant opted to apply in person at a premium service centre as he wanted a decision on the same day. Our team of solicitors duly prepared the settlement application which was accompanied with concise but detailed legal representations and the requisite supporting documentation. Following the Applicant’s appointment at the visa centre, he received news a few hours after submission that his application had been successful and he had been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain. The Applicant will now be looking to apply for naturalisation in a years time.
Applying for Settlement in the UK
Those who wish to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (“ILR”) in the UK can do so once they have completed the requisite length of continuous stay in the UK under eligible categories. For example, holders of a UK work permit, HSMP, Tier 1 General and Tier 2 visa can apply for ILR after 5 years of continuous residency in the UK. 5 years for this purpose can be a combination of these and some related visa categories (but not other visas such as an Ancestry visa).
Some of the other requirements applicants must meet are:
- providing evidence that they have knowledge of language and life in the UK (must sit a Home Office approved English test and pass a Life in the UK test); and
- applicants must not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal and must not be an illegal entrant.
Same Day Appointments at UK Visa Centre
Some visa applications can be made in person at a premium service centre. This may be of interest to those who want a quick decision when they apply to extend their visa or settle in the UK. Not all applications can be submitted in this manner; those interested in this service should first consider the list of applications when you cannot use this service. This list can be found here.
Our expert immigration team of lawyers are able to assist you on the day; please do get in touch for more information of the services we provide.
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.