Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
Indefinite Leave to Remain is a form of Settlement. It provides the right of live and work in UK without any restrictions. There are many routes who leads to the Indefinite leave to remain. Time scale of eligibility of indefinite leave to remain is different in these routes. Mostly the applicant have to spend continuous 5 years in UK and have to meet the continuous residence requirement.
There are different type of Visa routes which leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain like Spouse Visa, Family Visa, Unmarried Partner Visa, Private Life, UK Ancestry Visa, EU Settlement Scheme. Every Visa Route have different Eligibility Requirements to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
If a person completes his 10 years in UK legally he can apply Indefinite Leave to Remain on the Long Residence basis regardless of his Visa Route.
How Spouse Visa Route Leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain?
Spouse Visa Applicant’s can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after 5 or 10 years route. If the applicant meets the Financial Requirements of Spouse Visa Application and English Language Requirements he can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after 5 years otherwise have to apply after 10 years. It totally depends on 5 year route or 10 year route.
routes to Indefinite Leave to Remain?
⦁ Spouse Visa ⦁ Unmarried partner Visa ⦁ Family Visa ⦁ Fiancé Visa ⦁ Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa
⦁ Tier 1 Investor Visa ⦁ Innovator Visa ⦁ Tier 2 General Visa ⦁ Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa
⦁ Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa ⦁ Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Visa ⦁ UK Ancestry Visa
⦁ PBS Dependant Visa ⦁ Retired Person Visa ⦁ Discretionary Leave to Remain
⦁ Long residence ⦁ Returning resident ⦁ Turkish worker or businessperson
It is also possible for someone to become eligible for ILR through a less traditional route which doesn’t require holding a specific visa. The specific requirements differ depending on the particular circumstances of the applicant, including the type of visa they hold. The most basic requirement for ILR is to have been lawfully living in the UK for a certain period of time. However, there are other requirements which must be fulfilled too. The general requirements to become eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain are based on:
⦁ Lawful living in the UK for a certain period of time ⦁ No breach of immigration laws during your stay in the UK and no criminal record
⦁ A period of time spent outside the UK which doesn’t exceed 180 days in a 12-month period during the qualifying period
⦁ A pass in the Life in the UK test, which is a test based on British culture, history and traditions
⦁ Ability to prove that you meet the B1 level of English as set out by the Common European Framework of Languages ILR exemptions
Certain individuals will not need to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain to be granted with settled UK status. For example, a child dependant of a British citizen or someone with UK settled status might be granted permission to stay in the UK indefinitely.
Indefinite Leave to Remain after five years he amount of time you must have spent in the UK before you are eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain depends on your particular circumstances. In most cases, a non-EEA person can apply for ILR after five years of lawful residence in the UK.
The minimum time requirement of five years applies if you have been living in the UK under the following visas:
⦁ Spouse Visa ⦁ Fiancé/unmarried partner Visa ⦁ Family Visa ⦁ Tier 1 Investor Visa ⦁ Tier 2 Visa ⦁ UK Ancestry Visa