Biometric Residence Permits & Proof of ILR

If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can use your Biometric Residence Permit as a document to confirm both your identity and your immigration status. If you have obtained indefinite leave to remain but do not have a BRP, a No Time Limit (NTL) application can be made to transfer ILR to […]

Biometric Residence Permit Guide 2023

Biometric residence permit

Foreign nationals may need a biometric residence permit as proof of their UK immigration status.   What is a biometric residence permit? A biometric residence permit (BRP) is a physical card, similar size to a standard credit card, which is used as the holder’s proof of identity, proof of right to study or work in […]

Set M Form ILR Applicant Guidance 2023

set m form

The Set M form is used to apply for UK indefinite leave to remain (ILR) if you are the partner, parent or child of a person who is already settled in the UK or a British citizen. With ILR, you can live and work in the UK unrestricted by the length of stay and without immigration […]

Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK

Under discretionary leave to remain, you may be able to rely on exceptional or compassionate grounds to stay in the UK. The following guide on discretionary leave to remain in the UK looks at what discretionary leave is and how long this can last, as well as who is eligible and on what basis, how to […]

General Grounds for Refusal Explained

general grounds for refusal

When applying for either entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK, applicants must meet various suitability requirements and avoid general grounds for refusal. The suitability requirements are set out under the UK Immigration Rules. They apply to almost all immigration routes and are in addition to the specific validity and eligibility requirements of […]

Indefinite Leave to Remain Expiry Rules

indefinite leave to remain expiry

If you are an indefinite leave to remain (ILR) holder, or are applying for ILR, it is important to be aware of the indefinite leave to remain expiry rules and how ILR status can be lost or revoked. We also look at what to do if your ILR status remains valid but your documentary proof […]

Leave to Remain in the UK (Apply to Settle)

leave to remain

Leave to remain is the permission granted to non-UK nationals to stay in the UK for a limited period of time. After a qualifying period of residency in the UK, you may then become eligible to settle and apply for indefinite leave to remain.   What is limited leave to remain? Limited leave to remain […]

Skilled Worker Visa to ILR

skilled worker visa

You can become eligible to switch from a Skilled Worker Visa to ILR after you have lived in the UK continuously with sponsored status for 5 years. Skilled worker visas are granted for a period of up to 5 years. At the end of this visa period, you apply to extend your visa or you […]

What is Appendix Continuous Residence?

appendix continuous residence

To settle in the UK permanently, visa holders must meet the eligibility requirements for UK indefinite leave to remain. One of the more challenging requirements is for the ILR applicant to show that have continually resided in the UK for the relevant qualifying period. New rules were published in this area at the end of […]

Long Residence (ILR Applicant Guide)

If you have 10 years’ residence in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). In this long residence guidance, we explain the rules on ILR eligibility under the 10-year route and the application process you will need to follow. We also consider some of the common pitfalls in […]