The '10 Years Settlement' application provides a path to permanent residence for people who hold or have held visas that do not necessarily lead to ILR, including visit and student visas.
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) applications can be made if you have been living legally in the UK for ten or more continuous years and have not been absent from the UK for more than 18 months over the ten years.
However, this is a complex area, and the government has strict requirements with a high refusal rate for migrants looking to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Our team have an in-depth understanding of ILR requirements and treat matters with the highest professionalism and care.
We have a high success rate, and by instructing us, you can be confident that your application will stand the best chance of success.
To successfully apply for ILR under the long residency route, you must meet the following criteria:
You will need to provide the following documents when applying for ILR, which include (not an exhaustive list:
Proof you meet the English language requirement and have passed the Life in the UK test
If you are refused ILR, we understand this can be upsetting and stressful. Our expert team will be there by your side to advise you on all the options available to you if the worst should happen. Alternative options include:
We will advise you on the most suitable way forward, depending on your circumstances. Our specialist immigration solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your application.
We will discuss your events and present you with options on how to proceed. Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted; the case must be argued well and in detail to prove that you meet the requirements.