Long residence Indefinite Leave to remain FAQ

Yes, the Tier 1 PSW is counted under this category due to continuous and lawful residence for the purposes of the ILR application process under the 10 years long residence.

Under the Immigration Act 1971, time spent under section 3C and 3D of this act in the UK is counted as a lawful residence in the UK. An application or appeal can vary in order for the applicant to be granted ILR on the basis of the 10 years long residence if the applicant has completed his or her 10 years continuous and lawful residence while he or she has an outstanding appeal or application.

It is essential for the Home Office to exercise discretion when counting the time spent in the UK under EU law being exempted from immigration control as a lawful residence and this statement is in accordance with the Policy Guidance of the Home Office on the 10 years long residence category. Therefore, an individual can merge his or her lawful stay under the UK law with the time spent under the EU law to apply on the basis of the 10 years continuous and lawful residence for an Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

Making an application for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is dependent on the category of visa in your possession and your first entry date to the United Kingdom.

Making an application for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is dependent on the category of visa in your possession. Generally, you would be required to succeed in ‘Life in the United Kingdom’ test as well as the criteria for the English Language. To get more information as it concerns your case you can contact our immigration lawyers.

Generally, application for naturalization can be lodge in when you have held Permanent Residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for a minimum of 12 months. Spouse of a British National may also make an application for Naturalization immediately he/she has been granted Permanent Residence of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

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