Can an IAS lawyer help me apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain?
Yes, absolutely. At IAS, we understand the long process of getting Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) status and the importance of putting together a very strong application to maximise your chances of success. ILR status enables the holder to live, work and study in the UK free from immigration restrictions, and have access to a number of mainstream benefits including NHS healthcare.
It is absolutely imperative that you satisfy the eligibility requirements before you put together an application. Some of the requirements you need to satisfy are:
- You must have lawfully resided in the UK for at least five years
- You must have passed the Life in the UK Test on British culture and values
- The time you spend outside of the UK must not exceed 90 days in any 12 months
- You must not have any criminal convictions or broken immigration rules
- You must have passed a recognised English language test at a minimum CEFR proficiency level of B1.
Failure to fulfil the above eligibility requirements may result in the rejection of your ILR application. With this in mind, it is strongly advised that you seek the help of one of our South Woodford immigration lawyers who can help progress your case.
Call us now on 0330 433 1213.
If I am already in the UK on a visa, can an IAS immigration lawyer help me apply for an extension?
Yes absolutely. Depending on which visa you are in the UK on, you need to be aware of when it will run out and therefore leave enough time to ensure you can apply for your extension. For example, a Spouse Visa will be valid for either 30 or 33 months depending on if you applied for it from outside or inside the UK. Applications for extensions can take up to 12 weeks to process.
If you are coming to the end of your visa’s validity, and would like to pursue attaining an extension, talk to IAS to ensure you still meet all of the same eligibility requirements as before.
Our team would be happy to assist you in your enquiries. Contact our client care team on 0330 433 1213 for advice and support.
Did you know that our immigration lawyers in South Woodford offer the full range of IAS’ services?
From Spouse Visa application support to British Citizenship advice and guidance, our lawyers are highly proficient in all areas of immigration law, and have a proud track record of securing approved applications for our clients.
Whatever your individual immigration needs, IAS lawyers can tailor our services to suit you.
Yes absolutely. Our Document Checking Service is for exactly this purpose. If a client has already filled in paperwork and collected their document portfolio, our lawyers can thoroughly check for errors and anything missing. This is crucial to maximise chances of success as the Home Office are very rigorous in their checking procedures.
It totally depends on the visa you have applied for. Furthermore, it can depend on whether you have applied from inside or outside the UK. Generally though, the Home Office say they process around 95% of applications in a maximum of 12 weeks. However for some like Indefinite Leave to Remain application, it can take much longer, or if you have provided a large amount of supporting documentation.
This is the perfect package for you if you are under additional time constraints. Our solicitors can book a Premium Slot with the Home Office on your behalf, and have had applications processed in as little as 24 hours using this service. Either way, your case will become top priority for our lawyers and we will ensure it is treated as such.
Get in touch as soon as possible to start your enquiry for a Fast-Track Application on 0330 433 1213.