ILR – The Final Stage Of Your Immigration Journey
Indefinite Leave to Remain will often represent a milestone in a person’s stay in the UK when they obtain Indefinite Leave (ILR). This application could be made on the basis of marriage, employment, or long residence. However, it is important to understand that this indefinite permission will not be granted unless all the qualifying UK Immigration criteria are met.
What Is Indefinite Leave To Remain(ILR)?
The right to remain indefinitely in the UK is called Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILR. It comes with no time limit on your visa conditions. It’s also known as Permanent Residence by some. The main application form for this type of application is called SETO or SETM. Immigration staff may refer to this name instead of ILR.
Once you have been granted this Indefinite leave, you can stay in the UK without any restrictions on employment and are entitled to benefits. Settlement can be obtained same day through the Home Office Premium Service Centres. We can book your appointment and have a representative attend on the day during your Indefinite Leave to Remain help UK application process.
THE VISA ROUTES TO INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN ARE:
- Working in the UK for 5 years through a combination of Skilled worker visa(Tier2 General)and Tier 1
- Complete 5 years on a spouse or unmarried partner visa – FLRM to ILR SETM
- Through 5 years with a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa
- Completion of 5 years with an Ancestry Visa
- Through 10 years of legal residence in the UK made up of any visa including student visa
- Tier 1 Investor visas lead to settlement, but qualifying time is dependent on investment amount
WHAT CAN EXCLUDE ME FROM APPLYING FOR ILR?
- Excessive amount of days out of the UK during your 5 year period
- Failure to pay taxes and keep HMRC updated – especially for Tier 1 General migrants
- Criminal convictions – Severity differs, but you can expect to wait at least 2 more years to qualify
- Applying too early for your Indefinite Leave to Remain
- Not meeting the specific requirements for your settlement route
- Failure to submit all required documents
- Negative Immigration History