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Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) Solicitor

Indefinite Leave To Remain is the immigration status for permanent settlement in the UK and is the step before applying to become a British citizen. However, achieving Indefinite Leave To Remain can be a complicated process and so it’s always recommended that legal advice is sought.

Newcastle Immigration Lawyers are a firm of specialist immigration solicitors who help applicants through their journey to Indefinite Leave To Remain. Call us today for a free chat with no obligation on 0191 3038965, and learn more on how we can support you.

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    Is It Difficult To Obtain ILR In The UK?

    Indefinite Leave To Remain in the UK is the immigration status afforded to those who have lived in the country for a number of years and are given permission for permanent settlement. It is only applicable to those who meet certain eligibility criteria and can take several years to obtain from the point of application due to the lengthy and complex process.

    Once granted Indefinite Leave To Remain, an individual will have no restrictions on their travel in and out of the UK and will be able to take up employment or launch business activities without the need for a work permit, as well as to claim state benefits where eligible. It is usually the last granted immigration status before an individual applies to become a British citizen.

    Indefinite Leave To Remain can take anywhere from six months to several years to obtain once initially applied for. Exactly how long processing will take is dependent upon:

    • The visa category held by the applicant
    • The visa category of the married or unmarried partner and of any family members present with them
    • The applicant’s personal circumstances including their financial reserves (the ability to support themselves and any dependents while in the country)
    • Whether the applicant has ever stayed in the UK illegally
    • The level of English spoken and understood by the applicant, usually as demonstrated in an English language test. Those who do not have a fluent grasp of English may find it difficult to respond to various information requests required throughout the Indefinite Leave To Remain application process.

    Due to the complex nature of immigration rules around Indefinite Leave To Remain, it is always recommended that applicants work with solicitors to ease the stress of the process and to maximise their chances of success. Often, those declined Indefinite Leave To Remain status find they are not able to appeal successfully thereafter and so it’s critical to get the application correct, accurate and accepted the first time around. Newcastle Immigration Lawyers do exactly this – working on every case individually with the applicant/s to provide an entirely bespoke service. Our team are contactable on 0191 3038965 to discuss your personal circumstances and help you avoid any unnecessary delays.

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    How exactly do Indefinite Leave To Remain Solicitors Help?

    Newcastle Immigration Lawyers are a firm of specialist UK immigration solicitors who work with both individuals and businesses to help them obtain the relevant UK visas. In Indefinite Leave To Remain cases, we help by:

    • Providing legal advice and guidance on the eligibility requirements of applicants to receive UK Indefinite Leave To Remain
    • Guiding applicants through the process of filing IRL applications, and appeals, if required
    • Helping process dependent child ILR applications
    • Discussing and advising on other relevant visa routes available (where appropriate)
    • Guiding and supporting any refused applicants through the judicial review process (where appropriate)
    • Guiding any person settled through the route to obtain British citizenship.

    Our expert immigration solicitors have an extremely high success rate and rarely see applications or appeals fail. Call our office today to talk through your circumstances on 0191 3038965.

    Are Indefinite Leave To Remain Solicitors Expensive?

    UK immigration law can be complex, and Indefinite Leave To Remain applications are by no means simplistic. Recognising this and understanding that everyone’s situation is different, Newcastle Immigration Lawyers work on applications for all UK visa categories entirely bespoke and with tailored pricing dependent on the individual circumstances of the applicant. To get a tailored quote, call 0191 3038965 to seek legal advice today.

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      How Our Indefinite Leave To Remain Solicitors In Newcastle Can Help You

      Valid visa holders already in the UK who are looking to obtain permanent residence may do so through applying for Indefinite Leave To Remain. As the last visa status to be held before applying for British Citizenship, however, it is the most difficult to apply for and affords strict eligibility requirements.

      Newcastle Immigration Lawyers can help by:

      • Advising on eligibility criteria and continuous residence requirements
      • Filling out application forms
      • Demonstrating eligibility for permanent residency
      • Managing adjoined applications for a dependent relative
      • Management of case work relating to exceptional circumstances
      • Helping applicants rent property and settle permanently in the UK.

      If you’d like to learn more on the support we could offer you, call our immigration team today on 0191 3038965 for more information.

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                Frequently Asked Questions

                While being granted Indefinite Leave To Remain permits permanent settlement, it does not automatically make the holders British citizens. To become British citizens, a further application for citizenship must be made once Indefinite Leave To Remain has been granted.

                A Biometric Residence Permit is a legal document storing an individual’s immigration status alongside biometric information including their fingerprints and a photograph. Most Indefinite Leave To Remain applicants will already hold a Biometric Residence permit as part of their existing visa under UK immigration rules.

                Due to the complexity of UK immigration rules and the amount of variables in ILR applications, there is no one-size-fits-all timeline for the processing of applications. On average, however, Indefinite Leave To Remain status takes between six months to two years to receive from point of application.

                Indefinite Leave To Remain permits permanent residency in the UK. This allows the holder to live, work and study in the UK permanently.

                Applicants for Indefinite Leave To Remain must already be a settled person in the UK with a valid visa. Their lawful residence is demonstrated through the evidencing of this visa status. If an applicant is unable to demonstrate they hold British lawful residence, they are likely to find their application refused.

                Yes. The UK recognises unmarried partners, same sex marriages and legal civil partnerships as valid relationships under British immigration law. However, both parties must meet the various eligibility criteria for Indefinite Leave To Remain.