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Long Residence Indefinite Leave To Remain FAQ

Long Residence and Indefinite Leave to remain (ILR) Frequently asked questions. Bothering on 10 years or 20 years continious residence in the UK.

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When Applying For ILR Under The 10 Years Long Residence Category Is The Tier 1 Post Study Work (PSW) Visa Counted Under This Category?

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 10 Years Lawful Residence Category In The UK, Is Section 3C Or 3D Leave Counted Towards This Category?

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.

For The Purposes Of Applying For ILR Under The 10 Years Long Residence Category Is Time Spent As A Family Member Of An EEA National Counted Towards The Category?

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

When Am I Permitted To Make An Application For Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR)?

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.

What Is Required For An Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) Application?

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.

When Am I Permitted To Make An Application To Naturalise As A British National?

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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