Tier 2 ILR (Application Guidance!)

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One of the key benefits of the Tier 2 visa is that it can lead to settlement in the UK under Indefinite Leave to Remain. With ILR status, individuals can remain in the UK lawfully without having to meet the ongoing conditions and restrictions of the Tier 2 points-based visa, such as sponsorship by a […]

Spouse Visa to ILR (Remain in the UK)

If you are looking to live in the UK permanently as the spouse or partner of a British citizen or someone with UK settled status, you will need to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR). The following guide looks at frequently asked questions about the Home Office application process of switching from the spouse […]

Leave to Remain in the UK (Requirements & Applications)

If you are a citizen of a non-European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, you will need to apply for leave to remain to hold lawful immigration status to enter the UK, remain here and carry out permissible activities.   What is limited leave to remain? Non-EEA nationals are subject to UK immigration rules. To enter […]

Indefinite Leave to Remain Premium Service FAQs

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8 minute read Last updated: 17th October 2019   The indefinite leave to remain premium service, now referred to as the ‘priority service’ following the introduction of UKVCAS, offers, for a fee, faster processing of applications for UK indefinite leave to remain than under the standard processing service.   This article covers: What are the […]

BRP: Frequently Asked Questions


8 minute read Last updated: 23rd October 2019   The Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) is a document given to non-UK nationals and their dependents that is usually applied for as part of a UK visa or immigration application. It can be used as a form of identification and is proof of the holder’s right to stay, work […]

Indefinite Leave to Remain Expiry Rules

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8 minute read Last updated: 17th October 2019   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 […]

Long Residence Guidance

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The UK’s rules on long residence recognise that individuals will have ties to Britain built over a lengthy period of residence. In this long residence guidance, we explain the criteria you will need to meet to be eligible under this settlement route and the procedure to follow to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Long […]

Biometric Residence Permit (What You Need To Know)

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What is a biometric residence permit? Foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland making certain applications to the Home Office will have to apply for a biometric residence permit. You will be issued with a permit if you are a non-EEA national and you: Apply to come to the UK for […]

How to Apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

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Indefinite leave to remain grants you the right to live and work in the UK free from immigration restrictions. It also puts you on the pathway to becoming naturalised as a British citizen. To apply for indefinite leave to remain, you will need to submit the relevant form with evidence supporting your eligibility to the Home […]

Indefinite Leave to Remain Conditions (Applying & Retaining ILR)

With indefinite leave to remain, nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or of Switzerland are granted permission to live and work in the UK free from immigration time restrictions. ILR is however subject to a number of conditions, both in terms of eligibility requirements when applying and if granted, futher conditions apply […]