What is indefinite leave to remain?
How do you obtain indefinite leave to remain?
How can OTS Solicitors help?
Are you eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain?
• They are a non-EEA national;
• They have Leave to Remain in the UK for the relevant qualifying period;
• They have an Immigration visa in an Immigration category that can lead to settlement.
Lawful residence in the UK
What is the “continuous period” for the purposes of an indefinite leave to remain application?
• In Employment; or
• Active in the UK economy
What are the Immigration categories that can lead to UK settlement?
Evidence for an indefinite leave to remain application
• A continuous lawful residence in the UK for the required qualifying period (the qualifying period varies depending on Immigration status); and
• Absences from the UK not exceeding 180 days in any 12 months of the qualifying period; and
• Completion of a Life in the UK test; and
• Evidence of an ability to speak English. This has to be to a required standard; and
• Any other evidence, for example in relation to Immigration status.
What documents need to be supplied for an indefinite leave to remain application?
• Signed application form; and
• 2 passports sized photos; and
• Application fee; and
• Valid passport and any expired passports; and
• Biometric resident permit if in possession of permit ; and
• Any police registration certificate where an applicant has been required to register with the police after arriving in the UK; and
• Evidence of finances, for example, salary slips; and
• Pass certificate for the life in the UK test; and
• Evidence of relevant English language qualifications; and
• Evidence in support of any absences from the UK, for example, a letter from employer; and
• Any other supporting evidence relevant to the specific visa category.
How much is the government fee to apply for indefinite leave to remain
Do you need to have an interview with UK Visas and Immigration to obtain indefinite leave to remain?
When can I apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
• The applicant must apply prior to the expiry of any current visa and while they are in the UK; and
• The applicant should not apply more than 28 days before the end of their current leave or visa.
What happens if an indefinite leave to remain application is made early?
What happens if an indefinite leave to remain application is late?
How long does it take to apply for indefinite leave to remain?
Assessing the merits of an indefinite leave to remain application
How can OTS Solicitors help?
For more information on indefinite leave to remain or for help with an indefinite leave to remain application or any aspect of personal or business immigration law please call us on 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment to speak to one of our experienced London immigration solicitors who will be happy to help.
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Posted on: Thursday, 03 October, 2019