Can I Apply for Permanent Residence in the UK?

13 May

Can I Apply for Permanent Residence in the UK?

If you're living in the UK and considering your long-term immigration status, you may be wondering if you can apply for permanent residence, also known as indefinite leave to remain (ILR).

ILR allows you to live and work in the UK without any immigration restrictions. In this article, we'll explore the eligibility criteria and application process for ILR.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for ILR, you generally need to have lived in the UK for a certain continuous period and have a valid visa in a qualifying category.

For example, under the Tier 2 (General) visa category, you can apply for ILR after living in the UK for five continuous years with a valid Tier 2 visa.

Other Requirements

In addition to meeting the residency requirement, you may also need to meet other requirements, such as passing the Life in the UK test, demonstrating English language proficiency, and not breaching any immigration laws during your stay.

Application Process

The application process for ILR involves completing an application form, providing supporting documents, and attending a biometric appointment.

It's important to ensure that your application is accurate and complete to avoid any delays or issues.

Benefits of ILR

Once you are granted ILR, you can live and work in the UK without any immigration restrictions.

You may also be eligible to apply for British citizenship after holding ILR for a certain period.

How Worldwide Immigration Can Help

At Worldwide Immigration, we understand the complexities of immigration law and the challenges you may face.

Our experienced advisors can provide expert guidance and support throughout the ILR application process. We recognise individual needs and act promptly to ensure we meet your expectations.

Contact us today to arrange an appointment with our top lawyers.

To speak to one of our immigration lawyers, telephone +44 0203 4882 308 or complete our enquiry form. We're here to help you navigate your immigration journey and achieve your goal of permanent residence in the UK.