There are two types of applications that are submitted based on meeting the Long Residence Rules:
Long Residence is essentially an acknowledgement that comes from the Home Office regarding the status of a person who has remained a loyal and active member of society for such a long time.
A person who has lived in the UK either lawfully for twenty years or more, will not qualify automatically for ILR, however, the applicant may be granted leave to remain for a period of 30 months, This period will need to be renewed and after ten years the applicant can apply for ILR.
The biggest challenge for those who wish to apply under the 20-year rule is providing documentary evidence to prove that you have lived in the UK throughout this time.
We have the expertise and knowledge to be able to advise and assist you with making these complex applications.
Leave to remain does allow the applicant to:
Travel outside of the United Kingdom return to the United Kingdom take legal permission to work claim benefits For more information please contact our expert immigration solicitors.
Strict criteria and detailed supporting documents are required for qualification for ILR. The immigration rules are complex, and it is vital that expert legal guidance is sought to ensure the best chance of success.