Am I eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain?
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is a form of settlement in the UK and there are many routes that can lead to it. If you are granted ILR status you will be able to live, work and study in the UK without a time limit.
To be eligible for ILR you will usually need to have lived in the UK for a specified period of time under one of the relevant visas. Some of the routes that can lead to ILR include the Spouse Visa, Tier 2 Work Visa, UK Ancestry Visa and much more.
As well as having lived in the UK lawfully for a certain period of time, there are other requirements that you will need to meet to be eligible for ILR. These include:
- Having not breached any immigration laws whilst you have been in the UK
- No period of time spent outside the UK that exceeds 180 days in a 12-month period during the qualifying period
- Passing the Life in the UK test
- Proving your knowledge of the English language by passing an accredited English language test.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain, then one of our lawyers in Orpington can help you. They offer an Advice Package that will see one of our lawyers discuss your situation with you, assess your eligibility for ILR and advise you on the next steps that you can take. During this session you can also ask any questions you may have about the application process for ILR.
To find out more about this service, get in touch with our Orpington lawyers today by calling 0333 305 9375.
Did you know that our lawyers in Orpington can also assist with British Citizenship applications?
Once you have held ILR for 12 months, you could be eligible for British Citizenship, our lawyers in Orpington can also assist you with this application.
Being granted British Citizenship is the final step in many people’s immigration journeys, it will give you the right to live, work and study in the UK free of immigration controls. As well as this you will also be able to apply for a British passport and vote in all UK elections.
There are various routes to citizenship, including naturalisation, marriage, birth and descent. Each category has varying requirements but usually you must hold ILR status, be able to prove your knowledge of the English language, demonstrate that you meet the good character requirement and pass the Life in the UK test.
Applying for citizenship is an incredibly complex process due to the strict requirements and substantial amount of supporting evidence that you will need. Luckily, it’s a process that our lawyers in Orpington are familiar with, having helped many of their clients to successfully apply for British nationality. With their help, the application process will be simple. They can assist you along every step of the way, from filling in your application, to creating a portfolio of supporting documents and even communicating with the Home Office on your behalf.
To begin your British citizenship application today, speak with our Orpington team on 0333 305 9375.
Once you have received your British Citizenship certificate, you can apply for your first British passport. There are two ways that you can do this, you can either use the online form available from the gov.uk website or you can use a paper form that you can get from post offices across the UK.
To apply online it costs £75.50 and to apply by post is costs £85.
Yes, our lawyers in Orpington work with clients all over the world so no matter where you are based they will still be able to help you with your immigration issue.
As well as appointments in person, our Orpington team also offer appointments over the phone or via Skype call.
To book an appointment today simply contact our lawyers today on 0333 305 9375