What documents will I need to submit as part of my Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application?
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) forms the penultimate stage in the UK immigration process. It provides the holder with access to a number of UK benefits- including NHS healthcare- and enables them to live, work and study in the UK free from immigration restrictions.
In order for your ILR application to be a success, the following documents must be submitted:
- Your immigration history;
- Other important information relating to your specific visa category;
- Your pass certificate from the Life in the UK Test;
- Your English language exam pass certificate that states you have the required CEFR proficiency level of B1;
- Financial documentation that states the level of funds you have available to you. This can take the form of bank statements or payslips;
- Travel documentation relating to all periods of absence during your UK residency period;
- Your current passport plus all other passports that were valid during your time in the UK;
- A police registration certificate- only relevant to persons who have been told to register with police upon their arrival in the UK;
- Two identical passport-sized photographs- must be in colour and must have the applicant’s name written clearly on the back;
- Birth or adoption certificates- only relevant to persons who are applying on behalf of dependants.
If you fail to submit any of the above documents, or submit any documents that are incorrect, inappropriate or unnecessary, you run the risk of having your ILR application delayed or outright refused. With this in mind, it is strongly advised that you seek the help of one of our OISC-accredited lawyers.
Did you know that our Wapping immigration lawyers offer our full range of services?
In addition to the services discussed above, our immigration lawyers in Wapping offer the full range of IAS’ services, from Spouse Visa application support to British Citizenship by Marriage advice and guidance.
Although we are always delighted to welcome our clients into our office, our services can also be conducted over the phone and via Skype. As a result, you do not need to be based locally in East London to receive our support.
Yes, assisting clients through the Fiance Visa application process forms a major part of our work here at the Immigation Advice Service. From preparing a Letter of Representation that maximises the strengths of your application to the Home Office, and conducting a thorough document check to ensure that all of your supporting paperwork is in place, our services are designed to succeed.
The Fiance Visa application fees are as follows:
Applications submitted from within the UK: £1,033.
Applications submitted from outside of the UK: £1,523.
Fast-Track Service: £1,643.
You ought to receive a decision on your Fiance Visa within 2-3 months of it being received by the Home Office. A fast-track application service is available to those whose application is particularly time-sensitive. This comes at an increased cost.