Indefinite Leave to Remain
Obtaining indefinite leave to remain (ILR) is an essential step for anyone seeking to make the UK their permanent home. The qualifying period for applicants who make an application on the basis of family life, i.e.spouse, unmarried partner and EEA family member is five years.
Migrants in eligible immigration categories may apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) (i.e. to settle in the UK) once they satisfy certain conditions, including meeting a period of continuous residence in the UK, demonstrating sufficient knowledge of the English language, passing the Life in the UK Test, and other route-specific requirements.
An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain, Permanent Residence status or settled status should be successful if you have lived in the UK for five years and have been exercising treaty rights by working, studying, being self-employed or self-sufficient or for part of the time looking for work. You can include close family members in your application who might also qualify for permanent residence.
The qualifying period for applicants who make an application on the basis of family life, i.e.spouse, unmarried partner and EEA family member is five years.
From the planning stage through to the arrival of their relatives in the UK, we are able to assist with applications from beginning to end and we help clients navigate the complex application process. Accordingly, please do not hesitate to get in touch for expert advice if you require assistance in understanding these rules and if you would like to know more about how to apply.