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Do you want to settle in the UK?

To settle in the UK, you need to meet specific requirements. Our team of immigration lawyers can help you with your ILR application.

Call us on 0371 705 3851 for immediate help & assistance with your situation. We’re here to help you in person, via the phone or online.

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    Benefits of Choosing IAS for Your Residency Application

    IAS is the ideal choice for a range of UK residency applications, such as indefinite leave to remain, long residence and permanent settlement.

    Our expert, capable lawyers can help address a wide range of issues and concerns, helping to make the process of applying for residency simple and hassle-free.

    At IAS, we are committed to offering the highest-quality level of service available in the law sector. When getting in touch with us for help, you will:

    Fully understand all the steps you need to take to succeed in your residency application.

    Be fully prepped on all Home Office-required documents and evidence you will need to submit.

    Receive regular check-ins from your personal immigration lawyer throughout the entire process.

    Continue to receive support from your lawyer to address any requests from the Home Office.

    Regardless of what your personal immigration query might be, IAS is here to help and support you. Call us or enquire online to learn more about how we can help you.

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    Settle in the UK

    If you are a non-EEA national and you are currently working, living, studying or seeking refuge in the UK, you may be considering applying for settlement in the UK.

    If you have a Settlement Visa, also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, you can reside in the UK for a longer period, with fewer restrictions.

    Our highly-experienced lawyers have helped many foreign nationals settle in the UK. If you meet with one of our immigration lawyers, he/she will spend time helping you understand the different UK settlement options available to you. Your eligibility, status and next steps will be assessed and considered. Your lawyer will also prepare a Letter of Representation to support your application for ILR. This letter details your case and its merits as well as referencing any relevant UK immigration laws in support of your application. Our services also include a thorough document check and preparation for your IELTS English Test and ‘Life in the UK’ test.

    For more information on settling in the UK, please see below.

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    We offer immigration advice sessions as face to face appointments at all of our UK offices, or via the phone.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you are currently residing in the UK with a valid UK visa then there are options if you are interested in applying for settlement.

    The most common type of UK settlement visa is called Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

    Given that a successful application will grant you Permanent Residency in the UK, there are strict criteria set out under the Immigration Rules that you must satisfy. Your right to apply for settlement will depend on your current immigration status and whether you continue to meet the criteria for the category you fall under.

    You will usually be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after five years, but there are other requirements you will need to fulfil. Your application may require you to have 10 years’ continuous residence in the UK.

    For more information on Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

    If you want to remain permanently in the UK, with the same rights as those born here, you will need to become a British Citizen.

    A British Citizenship is not limited and allows holders to leave and enter the UK freely. To become a British Citizen you must be married to a British national or hold a successful Indefinite Leave to Remain status. Unless you are of British descent you will need to go through the process of British Naturalisation in order to become a British Citizen.

    For more information on British Citizenship

    If you are a refugee who has resettled in the UK through the Gateway Protection Programme, you will automatically be granted Immediate Leave to Remain.

    Find out more about Seeking Asylum and Refuge in the UK

    If you do not yet qualify for ILR you may be able to extend your existing visa temporarily. This is known as Further Leave to Remain. It is important to remember that you must apply to extend your stay before your existing permission expires. If you do not do this, you will be considered an over stayer and you risk an order for enforced removal.

    At IAS, we understand the importance of being able to settle in one place, and the security this can bring. Our team of expert immigration lawyers are fully-equipped to help you towards this goal.

    Our services include:

    • deciding whether you are eligible for the UK Settlement Visa/settlement route;
    • meeting with you in person, via phone or Skype at a suitable time that works for you;
    • confirming that you have suitable documentation for your application;
    • producing a Letter of Representation to be submitted to the Home Office. This letter provides information about your case and its qualities, as well as referencing relevant UK immigration laws which might support your application;
    • liaising with the Home Office until a decision is reached;
    • helping you to prepare for your IELTS test;
    • helping you to prepare for your ‘Life in the UK test’;
    • Having a lawyer complete each part of your application form using their accomplished expertise.

    If you would like to discuss the possibility of you applying for settlement in more detail, then get in touch with us at 0333 363 8577 or use our online enquiry form now.

    What our clients are saying

    We are the UK’s leading immigration specialists

    OISC Accredited UK Immigration lawyers

    We’ve had over 9000 applications approved

    We are now open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 6pm.

    How our UK Immigration Lawyers can help

    At the Immigration Advice Service our lawyers specialise in a wide range of UK visas, nationality and asylum applications and have represented clients in various successful complex and high-profile cases.

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    Ashwood House, Ellen Street
    Oldham, OL9 6QR

    We have over 20 offices across the UK, find a branch near you.

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