If you are in the UK as partner of a British citizen or a settled person, you will be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under 5 years route provided that in the earlier two occasions of leave to remain applications you have successfully met eligibility and suitability requirements along with financial, English language and accommodation requirements under Appendix FM of Immigration Rules and thereby you have been granted leave to remain in two slots of 2 and half years each until the point of application for ILR.
When you apply for ILR upon completing 5 years as partner of British citizen or settled person, you will need to meet the same requirements including financial, English language and accommodation requirements. In addition, you will have to pass Life in the UK Test and a B1 of CEFR in your English language test.
It is to be remembered that though number of days you can be absent is not taken into consideration in ILR application but your absences shall be counted in your citizenship application as part of a statutory requirement under British Nationality Act 1981.
The ILR application is made online and fee is £2389. You will not have to pay for health surcharge which you have paid during your leave to remain applications. You can avail of the opportunity of super priority service by paying an additional fee of £800 if you wish to get the result by the end of day.
There are certain things to be remembered when making an ILR application. This is supposed to be the last application under Immigration Rules and your success in ILR application shall remove immigration control over you. You will then be entitled to access to most benefits similar to entitlement of a British citizen. In this last application under Immigration Rules, stricter scrutiny is therefore no wonder and consequently, Immigration practitioners take extra precautions in ILR applications so that you succeed without any trouble.
In Immigration 2 UK, we shall process your application error-free and make sure your application succeeds without any difficulty. You can contact us by email, WhatsApp, or Skype. We are very much considerate about the client’s situation and therefore it is our policy to extend our professional help with utmost empathy.