You may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) if you’ve been in the UK legally for 10 continuous years (known as ‘long residence’). There are rules surrounding continuous residence and breaks in visas that might affect your application – contact us to get clarification.
Indefinite leave to remain is how you settle in the UK. It’s also called ‘settlement’. It gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible. You can use it to apply for British citizenship.
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) based on Long Residence is a type of ILR application for those who have lived in the UK continuously for 10 years. At Hurlingham Law, our experienced immigration advisors provide expert guidance on the application process, eligibility requirements, and supporting documents.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for ILR based on Long Residence, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Have lived in the UK continuously for at least 10 years
- Have no serious criminal convictions
- Pass the Life in the UK test
- Meet the English language requirements
- Meet the character requirements
To increase the likelihood of a successful ILR application, it is important to prepare a strong application with supporting documents. Our immigration advisors can assist you in gathering the necessary documents, including:
- Proof of identity and continuous residence in the UK
- Evidence of meeting the English language requirements
- Evidence of passing the Life in the UK test
- Any other documents relevant to your application
We can also provide guidance on how to address any issues or concerns that may arise during the application process.
Contact Us: If you are interested in applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain based on Long Residence in the UK, contact Hurlingham Law today. We can do checks regarding absences and continuous residency. Our experienced immigration advisors can provide expert guidance on the application process and help you achieve your immigration goals
Other ways you can stay
There will be a different way to apply for indefinite leave to remain if you have a visa that’s on the basis of your private life (because of the time you’ve spent in the UK). Applications open from June 2022 at the earliest.
If you’re not eligible because of the time you’ve spent in the UK, there are other ways to apply for indefinite leave to remain.
If you’re not eligible for indefinite leave to remain, you may be able to extend your stay for another 2 years (known as ‘leave to remain’). You need to have already been in the UK legally for 10 years without gaps (known as your ‘continuous residence’).
Contact Hurlingham Law on applying for Long Residence.